The last time I was in touch with Gino Casassa, a glaciologist, I was working on a story about the dangers of Glofs in Patagonia and worldwide. Radio-echo sounding of Tyndall Glacier, southern Patagonia. Gino CASASSA. Byrd Polar Research Center and Department of Geological Sciences, The Ohio. Gino is Chilean PhD in Glaciology and Director of the Glaciological Department at the Magellan University in Punta Arenas, Chile. He has been climbing for.

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We have to learn how to use this verb, I mean, taking care of caeassa world without forgetting the most important thing in this life, the human being. The poorest countries are the most damaged ones due global warming. Atmospheric warming and enhanced melting of glaciers is already resulting in changes in the glacial contribution to run-off in mountain basins around the world.

This figure is increasing and increasing. But these measures are not enough yet. The corresponding volume change was 2. The sample area 4. But the difference between the North and South is that precipitation has decreased down to around Coyhaique, but further south it has increased.

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Does being a pioneer have a price in science? In this, you have to be brave with the results. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Relict flow stripes on the Ross Ice Shelf more.


Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research. A digital ortho-photo map based on aerial photos from and several ortho-photos based on aerial photos from and could be produced from the initial DEM.

The hypsometric curve of the glacier shows a low sensitivity of the glacier to ELA variations. Climate Change in Patagonia.

Professor Casassa, researcher at the Antarctic and Subantarctic Program Direction of the University of Magallanes Chiledescribes himself as a lover of the environment, glaciers and high peaks. If you look at all of Patagonia, we have evidence of more frequent events for the very simple reason that with global warming the ice is melting faster and these glacial lakes are growing. Consultant of the company Geoestudios, the main consultant agency on glaciological studies in Chile, Casassa discovered the beauty of the world of ice thanks to his dad, a great mountain climber and member of the alpine Italian troops that brought the love for mountains to his family.

Science is questionable and lots of times sceptical people ask questions hard to answer. Add Social Profiles Facebook, Twitter, etc. Interesting links Press Review Events Experts guide. This new agreement shows that scientists reached the circles of decision-taking and countries see climate change as a serious problem, like politics, health and education. On the other hand, we also discovered a few glaciers that are stable.

Geodetic determination of relative plate motion and crustal deformation across the Scotia-South America plate boundary in eastern Tierra del Fuego more.


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And at last, science could reach the level of responsible people who take decisions. Pio XI glacier, with an area of km2 and a length of Remember me on this computer. Glacier basins with a decreasing run-off trend have been observed in south-central British Columbia, at low elevations in the Swiss Alps and in the central Andes of Chile, which is probably a combined effect of reduced melt from seasonal snow cover as the snow line rises, and relevant glacier area losses.

Valdivia to host national conference on birdwatching in southern Chile The 4th Patagonia Photo Contest opens for submissions The puma whisperer: It points to further acceleration of ggino mass loss of many glaciers.

And what do you do in this situation? Science allows us to know better about this planet with limited resources we have to take care of.

Ice volumetric changes on active volcanoes in southern Chile more. An increase in precipitation.

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A geographical information system GIS served to outline the extent of the present glaciation. Log In Sign Up. And these calving contributions to the fjords and fresh water lakes will increase.