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July 21, 2015

Hindle Glacier, Accelerating Retreat, South Georgia

Landsat Image of Ross Hindle Glacier 1989 left and 2015 right. ┬áSomething changed. South Georgia sits amidst the furious if not screaming fifties latitude belt, the circum Antarctic westerlies. This region is famous for the endless march of storms parading around Antarctica. The island is south of the Antarctic Convergence, preventing any truly warm season from persisting. The cool maritime climate leads to numerous glaciers covering a majority of the …