Amalia Glacier

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]

Amalia Glacier
Skua Glacier
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Amalia Glacier in 2019
Map showing the location of Amalia Glacier
Map showing the location of Amalia Glacier
TypeTidewater glacier
Coordinates50°55′S 73°37′W / 50.917°S 73.617°W / -50.917; -73.617
Area158 km2 (61 sq mi) [1]
Length21 km (13 mi) [1]
StatusRetreating

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) Archived 2012-03-24 at the Wayback Machine, www.glaciologia.cl
  2. ^ USGS. "P 1386-I Chile and Argentina - Wet Andes:History". Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-09.