Mitchell Fjord

Mitchell Fjord is a 30- to 50-km long fjord in Aysén Region, Chile, stretching southeast from the vicinities of Baker Channel into the valley of Bravo River. Through a ferry based on Puerto Yungay, the channel provides access to the southernmost portion of Carretera Austral and constitutes thus the only discontinuous section of Carretera Austral south of Chaitén.

Puerto Yungay

DescriptionEdit

It forms part of the Chilean Patagonian fjords region (41-56°S) characterized by highly complex geomorphology and hydrographic conditions, and strong seasonal and latitudinal patterns in precipitation.[1]

LocationEdit

The Baker and Mitchell fjords, located south of the Peninsula of Taitao and north to the Magellan Strait are the far north-eastern part of an inlet region generated by the quaternary glacial erosion and tectonic sinking that took place south of Puerto Montt and whose submarine geomorphology are of dam terrace alternated with submarine moraines. [2]

TributariesEdit

The fjord receives the waters of the Baker Channel.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aracena, Claudia (10 August 2010). "Latitudinal patterns of export production recorded in surface sediments of the Chilean Patagonian fjords (41–55°S) as a response to water column productivity". Continental Shelf Research. 31: 340–355. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2010.08.008.
  2. ^ Prado-Fiedler, Roberto. "Winter and summer distribution of dissolved oxygen, pH and nutrients at the heads of fjords in Chilean Patagonia with possible phosphorus limitation" (PDF). Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía. 44: 783–789.