Scientists Jason Box of Ohio State University's Byrd Polar Research Center and polar expedition expert Eric Philips, both members of the Greenpeace Arctic Impacts tour, assisted by experts in ice logistics, set up one of a series of time- lapse cameras surveying the 16km wide Petermann Glacier, in northwest Greenland on July 29, 2009. The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has arrived in the area, to carry out several weeks scientific research into the Greenland
Aerial view of the village of Qaarsut, Greenland, in Qaasuitsup municipality.
Picture taken on July 3, 2009 of the Greenlandic village of Sarfannquag perched up on a hillside. The 120 inhabitants of the village are waiting to be equipped with wind turbines to reduce their dependence on petroleum-based fuel and free them from their isolation.
Icebergs float in the calm waters of a fjord, south of
Tasiilaq in eastern Greenland.
Greenlanders promote a "Yes" vote for the proposal to give the
semi-autonomous Danish territory self-rule, in Nuuk, the
capital of Greenland.
Denmark's Queen Margrethe and her husband, Prince Henrik, attend the
ceremonies to celebrate the new era of self rule of Greenland,
Denmark's Queen Margrethe presents the official law of self-rule to the Chairman of
Greenland's council Josef Motzfeldt in Nuuk, Greenland on Sunday, June 21, 2009.
Greenland is celebrating the introduction of self-rule on its national day.
People attend ceremonies in Nuuk, Greenland, on Sunday June 21, 2009, to celebrate their national day, and to mark gaining greater powers of self rule from Denmark, in a
move that many residents see as a step toward independence from Denmark.
Wildflowers bloom on a hill overlooking the Narsarsuaq
glacier in southern Greenland.
A polar bear walks along the edge of an ice bridge in the Robeson channel, between Greenland and Canada on June 29, 2009. Greenpeace and leading climate scientists are in Greenland for a 3 month expedition using their icebreaking ship the Arctic Sunrise to
gather climate change data for the Copenhagen climate summit in December 2009
The Arctic Sunrise reaches the ice bridge in the
Robeson channel, between Greenland and Canada.
A statue of Viking explorer Leif Erikson overlooks the
village of Qassiarsuk on July 30, 2009 where Erikson's
father Erik the Red founded his first settlement in
southern Greenland around 985 AD.
An iceberg floats near a harbour in
the town of Kulusuk, east Greenland.
Houses are illuminated by the early morning sun
in the town of Tasiilaq in eastern
Icebergs are reflected in the waters of Eriks Fjord near the town of Narsarsuaq in southern
A dirt road leads to the local cemetary outside the
town of Tasiilaq, Greenland.
Picture taken on July 2, 2009 of fisherman Bo Lings and his daughter Julia in the village of
Assaqutuaq, western Greenland.
Large moulin on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet. Two recent studies of ice sheet motion and melting suggest that surface melting can produce dramatic drainage and
seismic shifting on the Greenland Ice Sheet. But, surface melt that eventually lubricates the bottom of the ice sheet and accelerates its slide over bedrock may not be enough, by itself,
to cause catastrophic loss of ice sheet mass. This research appeared in the 17 April 2008 issue of Science Express.
A large meltwater stream rushes across the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet filling a
Danish glacier expert Andreas Peter Ahlstroem stands in front of the Ilulissat glacier on July 3. 2009. Greenland's Ilulissat glacier, which has become a symbol of climate change,
lost 94 square kilometres (60 square miles) of surface area between 2001 and 2005 due to global warming, according to a US study published last year. In 2004 Ilulissat Icefjord was
admitted onto UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Detail from a panorama of the town of Upernavik in Greenland from cliffs next to the
football field. Taken in evening sun .
Picture taken on July 2, 2009 of a
Greenlandic fisherman sorting
out his nights catch in Sarfannquak,
A fisherman motors by on the Ice Fjord of Ilulissat, Greenland which remains filled with
Icebergs are shrouded in an early morning fog near the south Greenland town of Narsaq .
View shows the port of Nuuk
Icebergs float in a fjord near the south Greenland town of Narsaq .
Detail from a panorama of the settlement Aappilattoq, east of Upernavik in Greenland
Wildflowers bloom on a hill overlooking a fjord filled with icebergs near the south Greenland
town of Narsaq.
View from the from top of Somandsfjeldet, a mountain above the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland - the town is visible along the shoreline at center right.
An ice-filled fjord near Ilulissat in Greenland is seen.
Aerial photograph of Upernavik, Greenland, taken from a helicopter.
A visitor takes pictures of the Twin Glacier near the south Greenland town of Narsaq.
Aerial view of Ilulissat glacier, near Ilulissat, Greenland.
The sun and the icebergs around Cape York, Greenland.