Glaciología

Glaciares de Chile

Antártica

"Modeling climate-change impacts on mountain glaciers and water resources in the Central Dry Andes"

Corripio, J, R. Purves & A. Rivera (2008) : «Modeling climate-change impacts on mountain glaciers and water resources in the Central Dry Andes» In: ORLOVE, B., WIEGANDT, E. & LUCKMAN, B. (Eds.). Darkening Peaks: Glacier Retreat, Science and Society, University of California Press, USA, p. 126-135.

Resumen / Abstract.

The Central Dry Andes form a high mountain barrier dividing Chile and Argentina between around latitude 31º and 35º S. They run north – south, reaching the highest elevations in the Southern Hemisphere: Aconcagua is 6,954 m a.s.l., while many other peaks rise over 6,000 m. Their slopes descend abruptly toward the Pacifi c coast to the west, sandwiching a narrow stretch of land that sustains some of Chile’s richest agriculture and largest populations.

 

 

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