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April 28, 2011

Hariot Glacier, ongoing rapid retreat Antarctic Peninsula

Pablo Zenteno in the Dept. of Geography at the University of Chile has called attention to Hariot Glacier is a close neighbor to Fleming Glacier draining the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula into Marguerite Bay. Both glaciers used to feed the Wordie Ice Shelf before it disintegrated between 1970 and 2000. Unlike the Fleming Glacier, Hariot Glacier has a steeper gradient as descends down a a mountain valley to …