NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite captured Helheim Glacier, Greenland. As can be seen from the comparative images (1972/2019), during the last 50 years, ice fronts have retreated, rocky peaks are more exposed, fewer icebergs drift to the ocean.

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Helheim Glacier is one of Greenland’s largest outlet glaciers and is named after the world of the dead in Norse Mythology. It feeds the waters of the Helheim Fjord, a branch of the Sermilik (Egede og Rothes Fjord) system, where there are a number of other glaciers calving and discharging at rapid rates such as the Midgard Glacier.

The glacier back in 1972 is as follows.

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Reference: Landsat Illustrates Five Decades of Change to Greenland Glaciers (NASA Earth Observatory)
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