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Recession of Glacier Tasîssârssik A, East Greenland

  • P. W. F. Gribbon (a1)

Abstract

The maximum diameters of a lichen of known growth rate have been measured on the bedrock flanking glacier Tasîssârssik A (lat. 66° 06′ N., long. 36° 58′ W.) in East Greenland. The estimated age of the lateral trimline of this glacier is 133±20 yr., indicating that the recent recession of this and other glaciers in the Caledonian alps, East Greenland, appears to be synchronous with the overall recession in West Greenland.

Résumé

Les plus grandes dimensions d’un lichen dont le taux de croissance est connu, ont été mesurées sur le socle rocheux bordant le glacier Tasîssârssik A (lat. 66° 06′ N, long. 36° 58′ W), à l’Est du Groenland. On a évalué l’âge de la moraine latérale de ce glacier à 133±20 ans, ce qui montre que la récente régression de ce glacier et d’autres des alpes calédoniennes à l’Est du Groenland, apparait comme étant synchronisée avec la régression globale de l’Ouest de Groenland.

Zusammenfassung

Auf den Felsflanken des Gletschers Tasîssârssik A in Ost-Grönland (Breite 66° 06′ N, Länge 36° 58′ W) wurden die Maximal-Durchmesser von Flechten bekannterWachstumsgeschwindigkeit gemesscn. Das Alter der seitlichen Begrenzungslinie dieses Gletschers beträgt schätzungsweise 133±20 Jahre. Hierin ist ein Anzeichen dafür zu sehen, dass der rezente Rückzug dieses und anderer GIetscher in den Calcdonischen Alpen von Ost-Grönland in zeitlicher Ubereinstimmung mit dem allgemeinen Rückzug in West-Grönland verlaufen ist.

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