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September 10, 2011

Quelccaya Ice Cap Retreat, Peru

Quelccaya Ice Cap is in the of Peru. The first detailed investigations were by Lonnie Thompson at Ohio State examining the ice cap for its potential for ice coring (Thompson, 1980). Three decades later he is still involved in research on this ice cap and others, which combined have yielded one of the finest glacier climate records we have. This is nicely chronicled in Thin Ice by Mark Bowen. This …