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In this July 15, 2011 photo, on the world's longest ice runway, 16,800 feet long, logistics workers offload cargo from a New York Air National Guard LC-130 transport plane mounted with landing skis, at Summit Station, a remote research site operated by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), situated 10,500 feet above sea level, on top of the Greenland ice sheet. Across Greenland's vast white landscape, small teams of researchers from around the world are searching for clues to the potential effects of global warming on Greenland's ice. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Greenland's ice: beauty and threat

January 1, 1970

Greenland's Inuit people have countless terms in their language to describe ice in all its varieties. This gallery of photographs by AP's Brennan Linsley likewise is something of a visual vocabulary for the striking and beautiful forms ice takes on and around the giant Arctic island.