Amalia Glacier

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Amalia Glacier
Skua Glacier
Amalia Glacier Chile 2007-12-28.JPG
Amalia Glacier in 2007
Map showing the location of Amalia Glacier
Map showing the location of Amalia Glacier
Type Tidewater glacier
Coordinates 50°55′S 73°37′W / 50.917°S 73.617°W / -50.917; -73.617
Area 158 km2 (61 sq mi) [1]
Length 21 km (13 mi) [1]
Status Retreating

Amalia Glacier, also known as Skua Glacier, is a tidewater glacier located in Bernardo O'Higgins National Park on the edge of the Sarmiento Channel. The glacier originates in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. From 1945 to 1986, its terminus retreated 7 km (4.3 mi), being, along with the recession of the O'Higgins Glacier, the most dramatic retreat of the glaciers of the mentioned icefield during that period. [2]

The glacier partially surrounds Reclus volcano and erodes the northern flank of it.

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  1. ^ a b Southern Patagonia Icefield (Campo de Hielo Sur),
  2. ^ USGS. "P 1386-I Chile and Argentina - Wet Andes:History". Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-09.