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February 4, 2019

Heard Island Retreat of Glaciers Enables Lagoon Development

Stephenson Glacier (SG), Sephenson Lagoon (SL), Winston Glacier (WG) and Winston Lagoon (WL) in 2019 Sentinel Image. The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) manages Heard Island and has undertaken a project documenting changes in the environment on the island. One aspect noted has been the change in glaciers. The Winston, Brown and Stephenson Glacier have all retreated substantially since 1947 when the first good maps of their terminus are available. Fourteen …