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27 December 2021

Oriental Glacier, Chile Retreats from Island Poised for Rapid Lake Expansion

Oriental Glacier in 1986 and 2021 Landsat imagery illustrating retreat from the island (I) and diminishing width and flow of tributaries at P0int A and B. A marginal lake has formed at Point M as the glaciers terminus section has thinned and narrowed. Oriental Glacier terminates in an expanding proglacial Lago Oriental at the northeastern margin of the Southern Patagonia Icefield (SPI). The glacier had terminated on an island in …

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21 November 2021

Bernardo Glacier, Chile Retreat Yields 15 km2 Lake Expansion 1986-2021

Bernardo Glacier in Landsat images from 1986 and 2021 illustrating retreat at the southern (S), middle (M) and northern (N) terminus respectively. Red arrows are 1986 terminus locations, yellow arrows are 2021 terminus locations. Separation from Tempano occurs at S, while lake expansion occurs at M and N. Bernardo Glacier is an outlet glacier on the west side of the Southern Patagonia Icefield (SPI) that  currently ends in an expanding …

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1 October 2019

Ofhidro Glacier, Chile Retreat 1986-2019

Ofhidro Glacier glacier terminus change an accumulation zone changes from 1986-2019 in Landsat images.  Red arrow=1986 terminus, yellow arrow=2019 terminus change, orange arrows expanding bedrock areas and purple dots snowline.  Ofhidro Glacier is an outlet glacier on the northwest corner of the Southern Patagonia Icefield (SPI), that has a northern and southern arm terminating in a proglacial lake. Sakakibara and Sugiyama (2014)a examine the terminus change and velocity of SPI …

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8 February 2019

Cachalote Glacier, Chile Retreats From Lake and Separates

Cachalote Glacier in a 1984 Landsat image and 2019 Sentinel Image.  Red arrow is 1984 terminus location, yellow arrow the 2019 terminus location and the pink arrow a tributary to the glacier in 1984 that separates. Cachalote Glacier is on the western edge of the Southern Patagonia Icefield, Chile. The glacier is not fed by the main icefield, but is connected to glaciers that are.  The glaciers of the SPI have …

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27 November 2018

Glacier O’Higgins Calving Front Changes 1986-2018

Glacier O’Higgins in 1986 and 2018 Landsat images. Red arrow and line is the 1986 terminus position, pink line the 2002 terminus, green line the 2013 terminus, yellow arrows the 2018 terminus location, purple dots the snowline. Point A, B and C are locations at the margin of the glacier. Glacier O’Higgins is a large outlet glacier of the Southern Patagonia Icefield (SPI) that terminates in Lago O’Higgins. Cassasa et …

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