Twenty-First Century Calving Retreat of Tasman Glacier, Southern Alps, New Zealand

  title={Twenty-First Century Calving Retreat of Tasman Glacier, Southern Alps, New Zealand},
  author={R. Dykes and M. Brook and C. Robertson and I. Fuller},
  • R. Dykes, M. Brook, +1 author I. Fuller
  • Published 2011
  • Geology
  • Abstract Tasman Glacier is the largest glacier in the New Zealand Southern Alps. Despite a century of warming and down-wastage, the glacier remained at its Little Ice Age terminus until the late 20th century. Since then, a proglacial lake formed, and comparatively rapid calving retreat has been initiated. In this paper we use sequential satellite imagery to document terminus retreat, growth of supraglacial ponds, and expansion of the proglacial Tasman Lake. Between 2000 and 2008, the glacier… CONTINUE READING
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