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Ilulissat Icefjord - UNESCO World Heritage by cselvang

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cselvang cselvang
Explore score
0.39 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 09, 2013
Date taken
Jul 30, 2013

Located on the west coast of Greenland, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle, Greenland?s Ilulissat Icefjord (40,240 ha) is the sea mouth of Sermeq Kujalleq, one of the few glaciers through which the Greenland ice cap reaches the sea. Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the fastest (19 m per day) and most active glaciers in the world. It annually calves over 35 km3 of ice, i.e. 10% of the production of all Greenland calf ice and more than any other glacier outside Antarctica. Studied for over 250 years, it has helped to develop our understanding of climate change and icecap glaciology. The combination of a huge ice-sheet and the dramatic sounds of a fast-moving glacial ice-stream calving into a fjord covered by icebergs makes for a dramatic and awe-inspiring natural phenomenon.

From UNESCO: whc.unesco.org/en/list/1149 Will open in a new tab or window

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3510 (Windows)
Panorama size: 390 megapixels (63228 x 6171 pixels)
Input images: 49 (49 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 158.4 degrees wide by 15.5 degrees high (top=3.7, bottom=-11.8)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Image size: 3839x5760, 3840x5760 (22.1 megapixels - 22.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2013-07-30 19:39:19 - 2013-07-30 19:40:20
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.004 - 0.0125
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 44.0 to 99.4 percent
Computer stats: 8151.11 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 49:10 (1:00 per picture)
Alignment: 5:45, Projection: 3:55, Blending: 39:29

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