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April 10, 2013
Herz Glacier Retreat, South Georgia
Herz Glacier is on the southeast coast of South Georgia Island. The terminus change of this tidewater glacier ending in Iris Bay was completed by the British Antarctic Survey for the 1960-2007 period (Gordon et al, 2008). The map below indicates the slow retreat from 1960-1988 and a more rapid retreat since. Here we examine imagery from Google Earth and Landsat to examine terminus change from 1989-2010. In each image …