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April 13, 2018
Pico Alto Glacier, Chile Retreat New Lake Formed
Pico Alto Glacier, Chile in 1986 and 2017 Landsat images indicating the retreat. Red arrow indciates 1986 terminus, yellow arrow the 2017 terminus,and purple dots the snowline. Pico Alto Glacier, Chile drains north from the Argentina-Chile border entering the Rio Puelo and eventually Lago Tagua. The glacier ongoing retreat is similar to the nearby Hornopiren Glacier and Erasmo Glacier. Davies and Glasser (2012) mapped the glaciers in the Hornopiren region and found …