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December 5, 2016

Nevado Soral, Bolivia Glacier Retreat Separation Imminent 1988-2016

Landsat comparison from 1988 to 2016 of Nevado Soral Glaciers, Bolivia.  Red arrow is the 1988 terminus, yellow arrow the 2016 terminus, orange arrow is the glacier junction and the purple arrow areas of rock expansion indicating upglacier thinning. Nevado Soral is in the Cordillera Apolobamba Range of the Bolivian Andes.  A significant valley glacier flows south from the mountain joining a northward flowing glacier shortly above the terminus.  The …


July 18, 2016

Chaupi Orko Glaciers, Bolivia Extensive Recession

Landsat comparison of the Chaupi Orko Glaciers from 1988, 1999 and 2015.  Red arrows indicate 1988 terminus and yellow arrows the 2015 terminus location. Chaupi Orko is a 6044 m Andean peak in the Cordillera Apolobamba on the Peru-Bolivia border with glaciers radiating from it summit.  Here we examine a pair of glaciers on the southern side of the mountain that drain into Laguna Suches, which is split by the …


March 1, 2015

Zongo Glacier Retreat, Bolivia 1994-2014.

Zongo Glacier, Bolivia extends 2.9 km down the south side of Huayna Potosi from 6000 m to 4900 m. Zongo Glacier is a small valley glacier located 30 km north-east of La Paz, and its runoff is directed to an important hydraulic power station which supplies La Paz. Note Laguna Milluni in foreground of the first image. The dam is visible as is the power station to the right and …