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May 3, 2012

Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Glacier Retreat, Colombia

The Sierra Nevada del Cocuy is the second largest concentration of glaciers in Colombia. The glaciated area in Colombia is at 6º27′ N and 72º18′ 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, …