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June 10, 2011

Tyndall Glacier, Chile Retreat Continues

Tyndall Glacier is a large outlet glacier of the Southern Patagonia Icefield (SPI). This glacier has an area of over 300 square kilometers. The main glacier terminus ends in Lago Geikie, which began to form around 1940, and the east terminus previously terminated in Lago Tyndall. Raymond et al (2005) report that the glacier had receded 5 km from 1945 to 2001. The retreat is illustrated in a figure from …

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