Argentine Glacier Thriving

Perito Moreno glacier.  Image credit:  Tibby Jones

Perito Moreno glacier, March 16, 2005. Image credit: Tibby Jones

Although rising global temperatures have wreaked havoc on glaciers worldwide, Argentina’s Perito Moreno glacier in southern Patagonia has been able to withstand the heat.  Fed by the Andes, the glacier has managed to keep its equilibrium for the past century, spawning icebergs, but growing to make up for the losses.  Perito Moreno is approximately three miles wide and is know for creating ice dams across Lake Argentina.  The dams regularly rupture with approximately 19 ruptures occurring in 90 years.  For more information, see redOrbit.

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