Is HPS-12 the Fastest Thinning Glacier? - related image preview

720 x 700
JPEG

Is HPS-12 the Fastest Thinning Glacier? - related image preview

2354 x 2195
2 MB - JPEG

Is HPS-12 the Fastest Thinning Glacier? - related image preview

720 x 700
JPEG

Is HPS-12 the Fastest Thinning Glacier? - related image preview

2354 x 2195
2 MB - JPEG

Is HPS-12 the Fastest Thinning Glacier? - related image preview

JPEG

Is HPS-12 the Fastest Thinning Glacier?

A glacier in Patagonia with a forgettable name is becoming memorable for the speed at which it is losing ice.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story by Kathryn Hansen, with image interpretation by Etienne Berthier (University of Toulouse) and Christopher Shuman (NASA/UMBC).

Published October 25, 2019
Data acquired January 27, 1985 - January 9, 2019

Sources:
Landsat 5
Landsat 8