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March 10, 2022

Ongoing Detachment at Victoria Glaicer, New Zealand

Victoria Glacier in Sentinel images from February 2017 and February 2022. Red arrow is 2002 terminus location, yellow arrow marks 2022 debris cover take over and beginning of stagnating ice region. Point C is lowest point of clean ice in 2017 and just above terminus in 2022. Point A, B and D are icefalls where detachment is underway. Victoria Glacier in New Zealand’s Southern Alps is the westward draining valley …