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Cryosphere => Glaciers => Topic started by: georged on November 29, 2016, 07:03:46 AM

Title: South Georgia Glaciers
Post by: georged on November 29, 2016, 07:03:46 AM
Like most other regions, glaciers in South Georgia appear to be retreating rapidly.

http://blogs.agu.org/fromaglaciersperspective/2016/04/05/neumayer-glacier-south-georgia-5-6-km-retreat-1999-2016/ (http://blogs.agu.org/fromaglaciersperspective/2016/04/05/neumayer-glacier-south-georgia-5-6-km-retreat-1999-2016/)


I have no specialist knowledge, but thought that it was worth opening up another front on the board to discuss South Georgia's 61 named glaciers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Glaciers_of_South_Georgia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Glaciers_of_South_Georgia).
Title: Re: South Georgia Glaciers
Post by: georged on November 29, 2016, 07:14:40 AM
This is probably also a worthwhile home for discussion of the neglected South Sandwich Islands. Their cover is permanent, but does not appear to be substantial enough to be considered glacial.

http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/archive/2008/08_10_30.html (http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/archive/2008/08_10_30.html)
Title: Re: South Georgia Glaciers
Post by: RoxTheGeologist on April 02, 2017, 05:16:48 PM

This was on the BBC:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39303480 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39303480)