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20 October 2017

Glacier Retreat Generating New Islands List

Climate change has been driving the recession of glaciers and ice sheets, which in turn has been changing our maps.  One notable category of physical geographic features indicative of the change due to the retreat is the formation of new islands.  Below is a list of new islands that this blog has identified and reported.  This is not a comprehensive list of all islands that have been formed.   Upernavik Glacier, …

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30 March 2015

Leroux Bay Glacier Retreat-Island Formation, Antarctic Peninsula

Leroux Bay is on the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula in Graham Land. Numerous glacier drain from the Antarctic Peninsula into the ocean along this coast, and as they retreat the coastline is changing.

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