Reassessment of Colombia's tropical glaciers retreat rates: are they bound to disappear during the 2010-2020 decade?

Principales Conclusiones

As a consequence, eight tropical glaciers disappeared from the Colombian Andes during the 20th century, and the remaining six have experienced alarming retreat rates during the last decade. Assuming such linear loss rate (_3 km2 per year), for the near and medium term, the total collapse of the Colombian glaciers can be foreseen by 2022, but diverse physical mechanisms discussed herein would exacerbate the shrinkage processes.

Volumen

22

Número

0

Palabras claves

Orden de Entrada

26

Tipo de Referencia

Articulos en revistas

Año

2009

Lugar de Publicación

EcuadorEcuador
Rango de Páginas (texto): 
107-116
Bases de datos sobre conservación

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