You are browsing the archive for South Georgia glacier rapid retreat Archives - From a Glacier's Perspective.
April 24, 2019
Twitcher Glacier, South Georgia, 40% of Length Lost 1989-2019
Twitcher Glacier in Landsat images from 1989 and 2019. The red arrow is the 1989 terminus and yellow arrow is the 2019 terminus. 1, 2 and 3 are tributaries. Twitcher Glacier is the next glacier south of Herz Glacier on the east coast of South Georgia. Until 1989 the glacier ended at the tip of a peninsula, the ensuing retreat has led to the opening of a new fjord. Twitcher …