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Places you would not expect to find Glaciers.
« on: December 12, 2022, 07:47:28 PM »
We begin this journey with a glacier situated only 70 km (44 mi) from the Caribbean Sea and presumeably sunny beaches.
It is Glaciar La Corona situated next to the second highest Venezuelan peak Pico Humboldt at 4,925 meters, the most unusual thing about this this glacier is it is based on a non volcanic base, the Andes start or ends here depending how you look at it of course.
But what we see many places across our planet this glacier will soon be history too, it is now down to only 29,200 m2 or 815 meters in circumference, compared to +/-13 km2 not too many years ago (before the satelitte age).
I expect Glaciar La Corona will be history in less than 5 years from now.

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Re: Places you would not expect to find Glaciers.
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2022, 03:21:48 PM »
Update Glaciar La Corona:
I just stumbled over some data from Landsat 1 (1972) I wanted to add to the story about this Venezuelan glacier and on top of that I added my suggestion to what the glacier looked like not so long ago before we went satelitte.

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Re: Places you would not expect to find Glaciers.
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2022, 08:57:56 PM »
We are continuing the trip to unusual glacier places. This time to the subtropic province of Yunnan in China.
140 kms West of Myanmar and 500 kms North of Laos is "Jade Dragon Snow Mountain", yes what a name, it is the southernmost glacier(system) in Eurasia, the largest continental area on Earth.
But like the previous glacier found in this thread the history of this glacier system is relatively soon comming to end, how soon I will not predict, you can judge by yourself:

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Re: Places you would not expect to find Glaciers.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2022, 07:50:53 AM »
Thank you Espen. This thread is another sad reminder of the long process of AGW.

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Re: Places you would not expect to find Glaciers.
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2022, 10:48:21 AM »
Thank you Espen. This thread is another sad reminder of the long process of AGW.
Being a pessimist (but sighing for some good news), Espen's gif is a another sad reminder of ever-accelerating AGW.
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Re: Places you would not expect to find Glaciers.
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2022, 04:39:53 PM »
Thank you Espen. This thread is another sad reminder of the long process of AGW.

Don't mention the war! :)
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Re: Places you would not expect to find Glaciers.
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2023, 06:15:25 PM »
Update: Glaciar La Coruna - Pico Humboldt - Venezuela

Venezuela could be the first country in modern time to lose all glaciers or perennial ice, but there will soon be a few more (New Guinea, DRC (Zaire), Uganda and Kenya.

Glaciar La Coruna lost more than 65 % of area between 2015 (78.300 m2) and 2023 (27.300 m2).

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Re: Places you would not expect to find Glaciers.
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2023, 09:33:08 PM »
Based on that photo and a definition of a glacier as a compacted mass of ice and snow slowly moving under its own weight, it appears that Glacier La Coruna is no longer a glacier. That is, I would guess it is no longer moving. Except backwards.

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Re: Places you would not expect to find Glaciers.
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2023, 05:29:43 PM »
It might very well still move down slope a tiny bit? Not for long but it is hard to tell the scale for these pictures.
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Re: Places you would not expect to find Glaciers.
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2023, 09:57:41 PM »
Based on that photo and a definition of a glacier as a compacted mass of ice and snow slowly moving under its own weight, it appears that Glacier La Coruna is no longer a glacier. That is, I would guess it is no longer moving. Except backwards.

We are watching a hospice situation and whatever it was is irrelevant?
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