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March 19, 2015
Downwasting Tributary-Glacier Dammed Lake Formation at HPN4 Glacier, Patagonia, Chile
We often are more concerned with what is happening at the terminus of a glacier; however, often key changes are happening up glacier some distance. This is the case with the following example. The Northern Patagonia Icefield (Hielo Patagónico Norte, HPN) is one of the two main icefields in Patagonia. The remoteness of the region is evidenced by the number of significant lakes and glaciers that remain unnamed. This remoteness has …