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March 24, 2016

New Zealand Glacier Change Index

  Terminus of Tasman, Mueller and Hooker Glacier terminus in Mount Cook 1972 map, no lake present. Progalcial lakes forming in front of Tasman, Mueller and Hooker Glacier in 1990 above and 2015 Landsat images below.  Red arrows are the 1990 terminus and yellow arrows the 2015 terminus locations.   Overview The Southern Alps of New Zealand are host to over 3000 glaciers that owe their existence to high amounts …