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May 2, 2010
Donne Glacier Retreat New Zealand
Donne Glacier from 2003-2012 in Google Earth images. Red arrow is the 2003 terminus and yellow arrow the 2012 terminus. Donne Glacier descends the spectacular east face of Mount Tutoka in southwest New Zealand. This glacier has been undergoing rapid retreat this decade creating a new alpine lake. The National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) conducts an annual survey of the snowline of New Zealand glaciers. In order …