O'Higgins Glacier

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O'Higgins Glacier
Glaciar O'Higgins o Ventisquero Grande.JPG
Location Chile
Coordinates 48°54′S 73°15′W / 48.900°S 73.250°W / -48.900; -73.250
Area 820 km2 (320 sq mi) [1]
Length 45 km (28 mi) [2]
Terminus Glacial lake
Status Retreating [2]

O'Higgins Glacier is a glacier located in Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile. It is one of the principal glaciers of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. The summit of the active Lautaro volcano is the top of the accumulation zone of the glacier. The bulk of the glacier is part of the icefield plateau. It flows eastward into O'Higgins Lake and is about 2 km (1.2 mi) wide at the terminus.

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  1. ^ USGS. "P 1386-I - Chile and Argentina - Wet Andes: Southern Patagonian Andes". Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ a b MOTOKI, Akihisa, ORIHASHI, Yuji, NARANJO, José A; et al. (January 2006). "Geologic reconnaissance of Lautaro Volcano, Chilean Patagonia". Revista geológica de Chile. Rev. geol. Chile. [online]. 33 (1): 177–187. doi:10.4067/S0716-02082006000100008. ISSN 0716-0208. Retrieved 2007-03-19.