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1 April 2022

Central Andean Glaciers Laid Bare for Last Half of Summer 2022

Volcan Overo in Sentinel image continues to fragment with no retained snowcover this summer, and bedrock expansion at Point A. For an alpine glacier to survive it must remain mostly snowcovered throughout the year, even at the end of the summer. This is one reason for the majesty of glaciated mountains, they shine brightly even in summer.  This year in the Central Andes of Argentina and Chile I have chronicled …

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24 January 2022

Volcan Overo, Argentina Glaciers No Retained Snowcover at Midsummer

Volcan Overo glaciers in Sentinel images from January-2017, 2021 and 2022 illustrating fragmentation and no retained snowcover in 2022 with half the summer to go. Volcan Overo is a 4619 m high Andean mountain in Argentina with a relatively low sloped broad summit region above 4000 m. This mountain has been the site of sulfur mining, with both an old tram and mining road leading to the summit region. The …

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