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13 October 2015

Colonia Glacier, Chile Retreat and Periodic Lake Outbursts

  Comparison of 1987 and 2015 Landsat images indicating retreat from red arrows to yellow arrows of 2.5 km and development of a new lake at the terminus. orange arrow indicates glacier dammed lake that fills and empties periodically.  Colonia Glacier drains east from the Northern Patagonia Icefield feeding the Baker River, Chile. It is the largest glacier draining east from the NPI.  A comparison of the 1987  and 2015 images indicate …

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15 May 2013

Lake Cachet 2 Jökulhlaup Colonia Glacier, Chile

Colonia Glacier drains east from the Northern Patagonia Icefield feeding the Rio Colonia and then Baker River, Chile. A Feb 8th 2013 Landsat image caught the impacts of a jökulhlaup in progress, glacier lake outburst flood. This post examines the filling and emptying of Cachet Lake 2 and its impacts and the continued retreat of Colonia Glacier. The glacier is unusual in the number of lakes that are adjacent to …

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