Midgard Glacier Image Credit: Jeremy Harbeck, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Currently, I am looking at the Midgard glacier in Southeastern Greenland and figuring out when and why it separated into another glacier. I am doing this by studying the terminuses of Midgard each year and how they changed. I am working with a dataset of ice flow velocity. I was able to focus the data onto Midgard only by clipping the data to that region. Then I focused in on smaller areas of data, by creating buffers, at each terminus and one above the terminuses. Once I displayed, on the map, the terminuses’ position from 2000 to 2008, it appeared that there was a separation around 2005-2008. My next steps are to determine the exact date when this separation occurred and see if it has to do with the terminuses changing. I am working on getting the dataset into buffers that I created and plotting them in a chart.
To share a little more information about me: I have five siblings, a kitty named George (who also goes by Mr. Kitty) and a doggo named Presley. Whenever I have free time, I enjoy (attempting to) drawing on my digital art tablet that I share with my younger sisters, reading books or webtoons, and of course walking Presley:)