Los Glaciares

Los Glaciares

 

a national park in southern Argentina (Santa Cruz Province), on the border with Chile. Situated high in the southern Patagonian Andes, it includes several preserves. Area, 600,000 hectares. The park was established in 1937 for the preservation of mountain landscapes (with neve basins and glaciers descending into lakes), forests of antarctic beech, and areas of steppe vegetation. Among the animals living in Los Glaciares are pudu, Hippocamelus bisulcus, and guanacos; birds include the rhea and condor.

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- Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina contains some of the largest glaciers on Earth and a very large ice loss -- about 60 percent of the current volume -- is predicted by 2100 within this site.
Con el retroceso y desaparicion de los glaciares, inicia el desarrollo de los procesos paraglaciales, donde se intensifican las tasas de erosion debido al aporte de sedimentos dejados por la dinamica glaciar, y aumenta la incidencia de procesos de ladera (Ballantyne, 2002).