Glaciers of Chile
The glaciers of Chile covers 2.7% of the land area of the country, excluding Antartica Chilena, and have a considerable impact on its landscape and water supply. By surface 80% of South Americas glaciers lie in Chile. Glaciers develop all over the Andes of Chile, even in the north were lower precipitations and increased sea level temperature is compensated by higher mountains. However, the largest glaciers of Chile are located in the Northern and Southern Patagonian Ice Field. From a latitude of 45 S and south some glaciers reach sea level.
Apart from of height and latitude Chilean glaciers their setting depends of precipitation patterns; in this sense two different regions exists; the Dry Andes and the Wet Andes.
List of ice fields
This is a list of the ice fields of Chile.
List of glaciers
Bruggen Glacier or Pio XI Glacier
Gran Campo Nevado
Jorge Montt Glacier
Juncal Norte Glacier
La Paloma Glacier
Los Perros Glacier
Northern Patagonian Ice Field
Patagonian Ice Sheet
San Francisco Glacier
San Quintin Glacier
San Rafael Glacier
Southern Patagonian Ice Field - Chile/Argentina
Tyndall Glacier or Geike Glacier
Chilean glacier inventory at Glaciologia.cl
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