Glaciar Norte (Popocatépetl)

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Glaciar Norte
Type Mountain glacier
Location Popocatépetl, in the Mexican State of Puebla
Coordinates 19°01′45″N 98°37′23″W / 19.02917°N 98.62306°W / 19.02917; -98.62306[1]
Area .2 km2 (0.077 sq mi)[1]
Length 600 m (2,000 ft)[1]
Status Retreating

Glaciar Norte is a glacier located on the volcanic peak of Popocatépetl in the Mexican State of Puebla.[1] In 1964, the glacier was estimated to be 600 metres (2,000 ft) long and cover .2 square kilometres (0.077 sq mi) on the north side of Popocatépetl. Glaciar Norte is connected to Glaciar del Ventorrillo, which lies to the west.[1] In a study published in 2006, all the glaciers atop Popocatépetl had essentially disappeared due to increased volcanic activity.[2] In the 1990s, the glaciers greatly decreased in size, partly due to warmer temperatures but largely due to increased volcanic activity.[3] By early 2001, Popocatepetl's glaciers had become extinct; ice remained on the volcano, but no longer displayed the characteristic features of glaciers such as crevasses.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e White, Sidney E. (2001). "Glaciers of Mexico" (pdf). Glaciers of North America. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 1, 2013. Coordinates estimated from Figure 8. 
  2. ^ Huggel, C., Delgado, H. (2000). "Glacier monitoring at Popocatépetl Volcano, México: glacier shrinkage and possible causes". In Hegg, C., Vonder Muehll, D. Beiträge zur Geomorphologie.- Proceedings Fachtagung der Schweizerischen Geomorphologischen Gesellschaft, 8-10 July 1999 (pdf). Bramois, WSL Birmensdorf. pp. 97–106. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  3. ^ Granados HD (1997). "The glaciers of Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico): Changes and causes". Quaternary International. 43–44: 53–60. doi:10.1016/S1040-6182(97)00020-7. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  4. ^ Delgado Granados H, Miranda PJ, Huggel C, Ortega del Valle S, Alatorre Ibargüengoitia MA (2007). "Chronicle of a death foretold: Extinction of the small-size tropical glaciers of Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico)". Global and Planetary Change. 56 (1–2): 13–22. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2006.07.010. 
  5. ^ Huggel C, Schneider D, Julio Miranda P, Granados HD, Kääb A (2008). "Evaluation of ASTER and SRTM DEM data for lahar modeling: A case study on lahars from Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico" (pdf). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 170: 99–110. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.09.005. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  6. ^ Julio-Miranda P, Delgado-Granados H, Huggel C, Kääb A (2008). "Impact of the eruptive activity on glacier evolution at Popocatépetl Volcano (México) during 1994–2004". Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 170 (1–2): 86–98. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.09.011.