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Looking over the bow of a ship in Kangerdlugssuaq Fjord on south east Greenland. The figure illuminated by the 'anchor light' and fjord water around the ship flat calm due to the sheltering effect of the surrounding rocks. The ship had anchored for the night so that the crew could get some rest, having worked many days conducting climate research in the area.  Kangerdlugssuaq Fjord is significant to glaciologists and oceanographers because of the discovery of 'subtropical waters' coming very close to the glacier's calving front. It is thought that these warmer currents may be what is accelerating melt rates on many of the glaciers in the area.

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