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Patagonian Glacier Collapses

Author: Guest Writer/Tuesday, February 12, 2013/Categories: Uncategorized

Mostly, we hear of climate change happening in Greenland, Iceland, or around the Arctic Ocean. Changing glacial landscapes in the southern hemisphere are less known but still occur. Now a visitor to a national park in Patagonia has observed the collapse a massive ice bridge in Periot Moreno National Park as the ice recedes and exposes long fjords.

A lucky tourist observed the ice bridge collapse while another visitor captured the event on video. Impressive event!



Ice Bridge, Perito Moreno National Park, Argentina   (credit: Wiki-commons)


Fjords Developing from Perito Moreno Glacial Retreat   (credit: NASA)



The question is whether a new ice block will be rebuilt by the glacier or whether it has has receded into history as another fjord forms.

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