Glaciers Of Argentina Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158391325

Published: June 21st 2010

Paperback

26 pages


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Glaciers Of Argentina  by  Books LLC

Glaciers Of Argentina by Books LLC
June 21st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 26 pages | ISBN: 9781158391325 | 6.21 Mb

Chapters: Southern Patagonian Ice Field, Perito Moreno Glacier, Viedma Glacier, Patagonian Ice Sheet, Upsala Glacier, Polish Glacier. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in theMoreChapters: Southern Patagonian Ice Field, Perito Moreno Glacier, Viedma Glacier, Patagonian Ice Sheet, Upsala Glacier, Polish Glacier. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Excerpt: Southern Patagonian Ice Field - The merged outlet of Penguin Glacier and HPS 19.The Southern Patagonian Ice Field extends from parallels 48 20 S to 51 30 S for approximately 350 kilometres, and has an area of 16,800 km, of which roughly 14,000 km fall within Chile and 2,500 km within Argentina. The ice mass feeds dozens of glaciers in the area, among which are the Upsala (902 km ), Viedma (978 km ) and Perito Moreno (258 km ) in the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, and the Pio XI Glacier or Bruggen Glacier (1,265 km, the biggest and longest in the southern hemisphere outside of Antarctica), OHiggins (820 km ), Grey (270 km ) and Tyndall (331 km ) in Chile.

The glaciers going to the west flow into the fjords of the Patagonian channels of the Pacific Ocean- those going to the East flow into the Patagonian lakes Viedma and Argentino, and eventually, through the rivers de la Leona and Santa Cruz, to the Atlantic Ocean.

An important part of the ice field is protected under different national parks, such as the Bernardo OHiggins and Torres del Paine in Chile, and the aforementioned Los Glaciares in Argentina. There are several volcanoes under the glaciers, such as Lautaro Volcano. Thorough explorations include the expeditions of Federico Reichert (1913-1914), Alberto de Agostini (1931), and Harold William Tilman and Jorge Quinteros (1955-1956)- as well as Eric Shipton (1960-61).

First full (North-South) crossing of the field was accomplished in 1998 by Pablo Besser, Mauricio Rojas, Jose Montt and Rodrigo Fica. Nevertheless some areas of the field remain largely unexplo...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=4793454



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