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January 21, 2016
Balmaceda Glacier Retreat, Chile Releases Island
1986 and 2015 Landsat images of the Balmaceda Glacier, Chile region. Red arrow indicates 1986 ice front, yellow arrow 2015 ice front and purple arrow a tributary that has detached. Balmaceda Glacier (Felicia Glacier) is at the southeastern end of the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap (SPI) field and drains into the Serrano River. There is another glacier referred to as Balmaceda that descends steeply almost to the shores of Fiordo Ultima Esperanza, hence Felicia …