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March 14, 2016

Volta Glacier New Zealand Losing Lower Volta section

Comparison of Volta Glacier in 2001 and 2016.  Yellow arrow is the 2016 terminus position and the red arrow the NZ topo map terminus location.  Purple arrows indicate upglacier thinning and orange arrows regions of avalanching onto the lower Volta Glacier.  Volta Glacier drains northeast from Mount Aspiring entering the Waiatoto River.  This region is 60 km south of the main region of glaciers around Mount Cook. The glacier is …