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November 16, 2011

Ross Hindle Glacier Separation and Retreat, South Georgia

The Ross-Hindle Glacier enters Royal Bay on the east coast of South Georgia Island has now separated into the Ross and Hindle Glaciers. In a 2003 Landsat image the glaciers are joined, as they had been for quite some time. By 2008 the glaciers had separated. The tidewater glaciers of South Georgia in general maintained fairly advanced positions unitl 1980. Gordon et al., (2008) observed that larger tidewater and sea-calving …