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January 17, 2017

Erasmo Glacier, Chile Terminus Collapse

Erasmo Glacier, Chile, comparison in 1987 and 2016 Landsat images. ¬†The red arrow indicates the 2016 terminus and the yellow arrow the 1987 terminus location. ¬†Purple dots indicate the snowline and purple arrows locations of upglacier thinning. Cerro Erasmo at 46 degrees South latitude is a short distance north of the Northern Patagonia Icefield and is host to a number of glaciers the largest of which flow northwest from the …