Kjerulf Glacier (Jan Mayen)

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Kjerulf Glacier
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The Kjerulf Glacier in the Beerenberg
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Location of Jan Mayen
Type Piedmont glacier
Location Jan Mayen
Coordinates 71°7′9″N8°7′42″W / 71.11917°N 8.12833°W / 71.11917; -8.12833 Coordinates: 71°7′9″N8°7′42″W / 71.11917°N 8.12833°W / 71.11917; -8.12833
Area5.8 km2 (2.2 sq mi) [1]
Length6.4 km (4.0 mi)
Terminus North Atlantic Ocean

Kjerulf Glacier (Norwegian : Kjerulfbreen) is a glacier in Jan Mayen. [2] It begins at the Hakluyttoppen slope, in the outer crater edge of the Beerenberg. The Kjerulf Glacier and both its neighbors, the Weyprecht Glacier in the west and the Svend-Foyn Glacier in the east, are the most active glaciers in the island. [3] [4]


The glacier was named after Norwegian geologist Theodor Kjerulf (1825–88), founder of the Geological Survey of Norway, during the Norwegian North-Atlantic Expedition 1876-1878 led by Henrik Mohn. [5]

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