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April 5, 2016

Neumayer Glacier, South Georgia, 5.6 km retreat 1999-2016

  Comparison of Neumayer Glacier in 1999 and 2016 Landsat images; red arrow indicates 1999 terminus locations, yellow arrows 2016 terminus locations. Purple arrows indicate upglacier thinning. South Georgia sits amidst the circum Antarctic westerlies and its¬†maritime climate leads to numerous glaciers. This region is famous for the endless march of storms parading around Antarctica¬†. The island is south of the Antarctic Convergence, preventing any truly warm season from persisting. …