30 Dec '15, 3pm

Daugaard-Jensen Land, Greenland

In Greenland, snow and ice dominate much—but not all—of the landscape. This image mosaic shows an aerial view of a largely ice-free area near the western coast of North Greenland. Rocky areas in the scene are part of Daugaard-Jensen Land, which together with the greater Washington Land Group form the peninsula that juts into the Kane Basin waterway. Use Worldview to zoom out and get a broader sense of the image location, which is centered at approximately 79.9 degrees N and 61.3 degrees W. Note that the north arrow points slightly left of center. Washington Land is no stranger to ice, however, situated between two major glaciers. To the south, Humboldt Glacier flows westward toward the sea. This 100-kilometer-wide glacier is the widest marine-terminating outlet glacier in Greenland. Only Humboldt’s northernmost edge is visible in this image. To the north (outside the scope...

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