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20 December 2021

Hindle Glacier Retreat Causes Rapid Opening of Fjord, South Georgia

Hindle Fjord opening comparison in 2009, 2015 and 2021 Landsat images.  Point A is the northern tributary, Point B the middle tributary, Point C separates the eastern and western tributary and Point D is Ross Glacier. Hindle Glacier enters Royal Bay on the east coast of South Georgia Island.  The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has been the  examining glacier change on South Georgia Island, Cook et al (2010) noted a …

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31 January 2017

Hindle Glacier Rapid Retreat Continues, South Georgia

Hindle Glacier comparison in 1989, 2015 and 2017 Landsat images.  Red arrow is 1989 terminus, pink arrow the 2015 terminus and red arrow the 2017 terminus location.  South Georgia is south of the Polar Front preventing any truly warm season from persisting. The cool maritime climate leads to numerous glaciers covering a majority of the island and quite low equilibrium line altitudes.  Hindle Glacier enters Royal Bay on the east coast of …

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21 July 2015

Hindle Glacier, Accelerating Retreat, South Georgia

Landsat Image of Ross Hindle Glacier 1989 left and 2015 right.  Something changed. South Georgia sits amidst the furious if not screaming fifties latitude belt, the circum Antarctic westerlies. This region is famous for the endless march of storms parading around Antarctica. The island is south of the Antarctic Convergence, preventing any truly warm season from persisting. The cool maritime climate leads to numerous glaciers covering a majority of the …

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