STS085-713-074 Fjorded Coastline, Greenland (Denmark) August 1997
This low oblique, northeast view of the south, southeast tip of Greenland shows the glaciated coastline of the world's largest island. The elongated, dark fingers of the open water from the North Atlantic Ocean that extend towards the interior are fjords. These deep, glacial troughs along the coastline are eroded valleys that once were occupied by valley glaciers. Several valley glaciers can be seen at the head of some of the fjords. The large concentrations of white on the image show the location of the prominent ice fields. The elevated ice fields shown on this image are located between 60 and 61 degrees north latitude.

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