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Those colossal icebergs come into Disko bay, at the mouth of Ilulissat Ice Fjord, in western Greenland.
The icebergs are calved by the huge Sermeq Kujalleq glacier ( " Jakobshavn " in danish ), the most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere.
In 2004, UNESCO entered Ilulissat Ice Fjord on its World Heritage List.

Jakobshavn glacier is a fast ice-stream flow. Its high speed is due to the fact that ice, from a large drainage area , collects in a narrow stream. Although the glacier is 680 m thick and 7.5 km wide, it moves 20 m per day, which makes it one of the world’s fastest-moving ice streams.

This glacier outputs 86 million tonnes of ice a day into the fjord. This is between two and three times as much ice as just ten years ago. Or as much fresh water each day as the whole of New York City uses in a year.

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