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May 28, 2012

Aguja and Ritacuba Blanco Peak Glacier Retreat, Colombia

The Sierra Nevada del Cocuy is the second largest concentration of glaciers in Colombia. The glaciated area in Colombia is at 6º30′ N and 72º20′ W and extends along the crest of this range. Morris et al (2006) documented the decline in total area from 39.1 square kilometers to 16.3 square kilometers in 2003. Poveda and Pineda (2009) estimated glacier area of as 28.6 km2 in 1989, 22.9 km2in 2000, …