LETTER FROM GREENLAND
TO DEPTHS OF THE WORLD
A Report on North Greenland
By: Alyna, Avika, Chehak, Deepanshi,
Dilnawaz, Myra, Radhika, Tamanna - India
Kalaallit Nunaat – ‘land of the People’
Libecki fills his water bottle from an iceberg’s pool of melted water. Despite floating in saltwater, icebergs that break off from a glacier contain freshwater.
Surface melting of ice sheets accelerates the loss of ice in more than one ways
High rates of meltwater discharge combined with a thick and gently sloping ice sheet in Western Greenland gives rise to monster holes like this moulin. Alun Hubbard
Just off the western coast of the island, Ilulissat Icefjord has the largest collection of icebergs in Greenland. In 2004, the area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.PHOTOGRAPH BY KEITH LADZINSKI
Does this look like Greenland to you?
Significance of the study
Objectives of study
A fisherman casts a line off southeastern Greenland’s shore. The island’s rivers and lakes are fertile spots for arctic char, Atlantic wolffish, and salmon.
More frequently found on the eastern coast of the island, polar bears are known as tornassuk—the master of helping spirits by the Inuit people.
Remote cirques, narrow fjords, and sweeping valleys form the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures such as hiking, snowshoeing, and ice climbing.
Observations of June 20
Observations of July 20
Annexure: References Web links
Youth Leaders: Alyna, Avika, Chehak, Deepanshi, Dilnawaz, Myra, Radhika, Tamanna - India