Historical records of San Rafael glacier advances (North Patagonian Icefield): another clue to 'Little Ice Age' timing in southern Chile?

@article{Araneda2007HistoricalRO,
  title={Historical records of San Rafael glacier advances (North Patagonian Icefield): another clue to 'Little Ice Age' timing in southern Chile?},
  author={Alberto Araneda and Fernando Torrej{\'o}n and Mauricio Aguayo and Laura Torres and Fabiola Cruces and Marco Cisternas and Roberto Urrutia},
  journal={The Holocene},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={987 - 998}
}
Past ice lobe behaviour at Laguna San Rafael is described in documents provided by Spanish and then Chilean explorers from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries. These records begin in AD 1675, when temperate conditions, probably similar to those at present, prevailed. At that point, the glacier was confined within its valley, not penetrating the Laguna. The glacier advanced noticeably during the nineteenth century and probably reached a maximum position for the `Little Ice Age… 

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