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“Looking at Greenland from an aircraft’s window” by K.J.S.Chatrath

I read today the disquieting news about Greenland’s ice sheet having practically fully melted away for a few days in the beginning of  this month as shown by the Nasa satellite images.  Greenland’s ice sheet is 1,500 miles long, 700 miles wide, and up to two miles thick. It was observed on 11 and 12 July 2012 that the surface melting had extended across 97 per cent of the ice sheet – the most widespread melting ever witnessed. (For the detailed story see http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/the-big-thaw-greenland-ice-cover-is-melting-away-7976831.html.)

White areas in the photo on the left taken in the first week of July 2012 show the ice cover  and photo on the right shows all red indicating no ice. (Photo source: internet).

Having visited Greenland in the last week of June 2012, the beautiful country is still fresh in my mind and I am worried at the development. But the comforting part is that the ice cover  is now said to be reappearing.

Let me share a few photographs which I took from the airplane’s window while it was flying over Greenland. There is nothing to explain. The view was absolutely breathtaking- bordering on unreal.

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Text, photographs  and copyright K.J.S.Chatrath

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6 Responses to ““Looking at Greenland from an aircraft’s window” by K.J.S.Chatrath”

  1. CJ Singh says:

    Beautiful pictures. Though internet images were disappointing, your pictures enlivened the entire experience you would have enjoyed flying over this white icy locale. Hats off to you for your courage.

  2. Madhukar says:

    For such an icebound country, Greenland appears to be a name kept in jest or with cruel intent. It is said that the Norseman Erik the Red first set up a formal habitation there and used the name Greenland to attract more settlers to the place.

  3. DV Bhatia says:

    Truly breathtaking! I marvel at your fine tastes &
    courage.

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