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May 23, 2023

Turnback Glacier, South Georgia, Retreats from Tidewater

Retreat of Turnback Glacier (T) from the shore of Fortuna Bay (FB) and retreat of Compass and Crean Glacier (A,B,C) exposing new terrain along the shore of Antarctic Bay (AB) in Landsat images. Also note the expansion of bedrock nunatks at Point E-H. Turnback Glacier terminated on the west shore of Fortuna Bay on the northwest coast of South Georgia Island.  In 1989 the glacier extended the shore of Fortuna …