An iceberg in the Ilulissat Fjord appears sculpted by wind and water.
Sea Ice and Iceberg
An iceberg, likely from Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier, floats among sea ice.
Looking east down the Ilulissat fjord, which is fed by the Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier.
Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier
The calving face of the Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier, where the end of the glacier meets the sea and begins to crumble into icebergs.
Grounded Ice Margin
The Greenland ice sheet terminates along this so-called grounded ice margin near the town of Ilulissat. Here, ice is loss by melting rather than iceberg calving as when glaciers meet the sea.
Sarqardliup Sermia, a glacier in western Greenland.
Jakobshavn Isbrae Calving Face
A seaside view of the calving face of Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier.
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Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science, covering topics ranging from geoscience to archaeology to the human brain and behavior. She was previously a senior writer for Live Science but is now a freelancer based in Denver, Colorado, and regularly contributes to Scientific American and The Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.