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April 14, 2013

Twitcher Glacier Accelerated Retreat, South Georgia island

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 Glacier was 10 km long and had a 2 km wide calving front in 2009. The terminus change of this tidewater glacier was completed by the British Antarctic Survey …