Chile’s most rapidly shrinking glacier • Earth.com

Last update: October 21st, 2019 at 9:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the HPS-12 glacier, which stretches 13,000 square miles across Chile and Argentina.

While many glaciers in the South Patagonian Icefield are shrinking, researchers say the HPS-12 glacier is undergoing “catastrophic” retreat. According to scientists, it has lost about half of its length in the last 30 years.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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