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    A suspended glacier in Chile

    A suspended glacier

    The glaciers of Chile cover 2.7% (20,188 km2 ) of the land area of the country, excluding Antártica Chilena, and have a considerable impact on its landscape and water supply. By surface 80% of South America’s glaciers lie in Chile. Glaciers develop in the Andes of Chile from 27°S southwards and in a very few places north of 18°30'S in the extreme north of the country : in between they are absent because of extreme aridity, though rock glaciers formed from permafrost are common. The largest glaciers of Chile are the Northern and Southern Patagonian Ice Fields. From a latitude of 47° S and south some glaciers reach sea level.
    Apart from height and latitude, the settings of Chilean glaciers depend on precipitation patterns; in this sense two different regions exist: the Dry Andes and the Wet Andes


    1. Alemania Glacier
    2. Amalia Glacier
    3. Balmaceda Glacier
    4. Bernardo Glacier
    5. Brüggen Glacier or Pío XI Glacier
    6. Chico Glacier
    7. Colonia Glacier
    8. Darwin Glacier
    9. Dickson Glacier
    10. Exploradores Glacier
    11. Francia Glacier
    12. Garibaldi Glacier
    13. Grandes Ventisqueros
    14. Gran Campo Nevado
    15. Grey Glacier
    16. Holanda Glacier
    17. Italia Glacier
    18. Jorge Montt Glacier
    19. Juncal Norte Glacier
    20. La Paloma Glacier
    21. Leones Glacier
    22. Los Perros Glacier
    23. Marinelli Glacier
    24. Nef Glacier
    25. Mocho-Choshuenco
    26. Northern Patagonian Ice Field
    27. O'Higgins Glacier
    28. Patagonian Ice Sheet
    29. Pingo Glacier
    30. Queulat Glacier
    31. Romanche Glacier
    32. San Francisco Glacier
    33. San Quintín Glacier
    34. San Rafael Glacier
    35. Serrano Glacier
    36. Soler Glacier
    37. Southern Patagonian Ice Field - Chile/Argentina
    38. Steffen Glacier
    39. Stoppani Glacier
    40. Tyndall Glacier or Geike Glacier
    41. Universidad Glacier
    42. Yelcho Glacier





     






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