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17 July 2017

Lucia Glacier, Chile Retreat Opens New Embayment

Lucia Glacier retreat from 1987 to 2016 in Landsat images.  Red arrows mark 1987 terminus, yellow arrows 2016 terminus, orange arrow an emerging bedrock area, pink arrow a tributary with increased debris cover and purple dots the snowline. Lucia Glacier terminates in Lago Berguez at the northern margin of the Southern Patagonia Icefield.  The lake drains into the Rio Pascua.   Willis et al (2012) observed that between February 2000 and March 2012 the …

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28 November 2016

Hornopirén Glaciers, Chile in Spectacular Retreat

Landsat comparison of Rio Blanca Glaciers in Hornopirén National Park, Chile from 1985 to 2016.  Red arrow 1985 terminus, yellow arrow 2016 terminus, purple dots the snowline and purple arrows expanding bedrock areas amidst the glacier. Hornopirén National Park is in the Los Lagos region of Chile.  The park is host to a number of glaciers that are in rapid retreat.  Davies and Glasser (2012) mapped the area of these glaciers …

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