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Brief communication: getting Greenland’s glaciers right – a new data set of all official Greenlandic glacier names

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Anders Anker Bjørk, L. M. Kruse, P. B. Michaelsen

Place names in Greenland can be difficult to get right, as they are a mix of Greenlandic, Danish, and other foreign languages. In addition, orthographies have changed over time. With this new data set, we give the researcher working with Greenlandic glaciers the proper tool to find the correct name for glaciers and ice caps in Greenland and to locate glaciers described in the historic literature with the
old Greenlandic orthography. The data set contains information on the names of 733 glaciers, 285 originating from the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) and 448 from local glaciers and ice caps (LGICs).
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Cryosphere
Pages (from-to)2215-2218
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

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