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April 18, 2013

Laramcota Glacier Retreat, Bolivia

Laramcota Glacier is in the Cordillera Tres Cruces of Bolivia. The glacier feeds into Laguna Laramcota and eventually the Rio Boopi, Rio Beni and finally the Amazon River. The glaciers of Bolivia have received much less scrutiny than those in Peru or Chile, but are quite numerous. Riberio et al (2005) noted a 32% loss of glacier area inn the Tres Cruces from 1972-1999 using satellite imagery. Melocik (2010) in …