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October 20, 2012

Glacier Noroeste Retreat, Gran Campo Nevado, Chile

The Gran Campo Nevado (GCN) is the smallest of the four primary Patagonian Icefields. It is on the Península Muñoz Gamero 200 km to the south of the Southern Patagonia Icefield. The major outlet of this icefield is the Noroeste Glacier. In a recent paper examining the changes in Patagonia glacier from 1870-2010 (Davies and Glasser, 2012), observed that the Gran Campo Nevado icefield lost of its area from 1870-2010, …