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April 16, 2020

Neumayer Glacier 8.8 km retreat 1999-2020 Fjord Expansion

Neumayer Glacier (N) in 1999 and 2020 Landsat images. Red arrow is 1999 terminus position, pink arrow 2016 terminus location and yellow arrow March 2020 terminus location. K=Konig and T=Three Brothers Tributary, L=glacial lake. Neumayer Glacier, South Georgia  is a calving glacier that has been retreating rapidly since 1993 that was dynamically connected to the Konig Glacier along its southern margin just where the glacier turns northeast  The glacier ends …


October 18, 2019

Nordenskjold Glacier, South Georgia Retreat Accelerates

Nordenskjold Glacier in 1993 and 2019 Landsat images.  Red arrow is the 1989 terminus location, yellow arrows the 2019 terminus location. Purple arrow is a tributary that has separated. Point #1 and #3 is expanding bedrock ribs.  Point #2 is an impounded glacial lake. Nordenskjold Glacier is a tidewater glacier flowing into Cumberland East Bay on the east coast of South Georgia, Island.  Cook et al (2010) and Gordon et al (2008) noted …