Tyndall Glacier (Chile)

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Tyndall Glacier
Tyndall Glacier, Torres del Paine.jpg
As photographed from the International Space Station.
LocationChile
Coordinates51°15′S 73°17′W / 51.250°S 73.283°W / -51.250; -73.283
Area331 km2 (128 sq mi)
Length32 km (20 mi)
TerminusGlacial lake
Statusretreating

Tyndall Glacier or Geike Glacier is one of the largest glaciers in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. It is located in the Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. The glacier has its main calving front in Geikie Lake and like its neighbor, Grey Glacier, it has been significantly retreating for the last years. The glacier is named after the Irish glaciologist John Tyndall.

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