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October 28, 2012

Manon Glacier Retreat Lake Formation, Peru

In the Cordillera Centrale of Peru a series of glaciers extends north from Pariacaca. Pariacaca is the pre-Incan god of water, appropriate name in this dry region, that is draped with glaciers and has numerous alpine lakes. In fact with glacier retreat the number of lakes is increasing. Here we examine the Manon Glacier which descends from Nevado Suerococha and drains into the Rio Carhuapampa. This area has received little …