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May 31, 2012

Jorge Montt Glacier Retreat

The Jorge Montt Glacier is one of the main tidewater glaciers of the Southern Patagonia Icefield. The glacier has been the focus of ongoing annual observations by the Laboratorio de Glaciologia at the Center for Scientific Studies, University of Chile. Two recent papers highlight the dramatic changes this glacier is undergoing. The glacier has retreated 19.5 km from 1898-2011 (Rivera et al, 2012a). A recent photograph of the terminus from …