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April 7, 2022

Novosilski Glacier, South Georgia Retreat Causes Separation

Novosilski Glacier in Landsat images from 2020 and 2022. Note the retreat near Point A in particular. The terminus that extended from Point B-C developed an embayment reaching Point A. Novosilski Glacier is a large tidewater outlet glacier on the west (cloudier) coast of South Georgia terminating in Novosilski Bay It shares a divide with the rapidly retreating Ross and Hindle Glacier on the east coast.  Gordon et al. (2008) observed that larger …


December 20, 2021

Hindle Glacier Retreat Causes Rapid Opening of Fjord, South Georgia

Hindle Fjord opening comparison in 2009, 2015 and 2021 Landsat images.  Point A is the northern tributary, Point B the middle tributary, Point C separates the eastern and western tributary and Point D is Ross Glacier. Hindle Glacier enters Royal Bay on the east coast of South Georgia Island.  The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has been the  examining glacier change on South Georgia Island, Cook et al (2010) noted a …


February 9, 2018

Risting Glacier, South Georgia Retreat Expands Drygalski Fjord

Risting Glacier right and Jenkins Glacier left in Landsat images from 2002, 2015 and 2016.  Red arrow is the 2002 terminus lcoation and yellow arrow at 2016 terminus location.  Dryglaski fjord extends southeast from the glaciers.  Risting Glacier terminates in Drygalski Fjord on the southeast coast of South Georgia.  Risting and Jenkins Glacier were joined until the 1980’s.  Cook et al (2010) note the glacier had a relatively uniform retreat …