Southern Ice Field

Southern Ice Field

 

(also Sørfonna), the southern part of the ice cap of North East Island in the Spitsbergen Archipelago, Norway. The ice field has an area of 2,350 sq km and reaches a maximum elevation of 721 m; the ice is up to 400 m thick. The Brosvell outlet glacier protrudes from the ice field 20–30 km into the Barents Sea. The Southern Ice Field is contiguous with the Eastern Ice Field in the north and northeast.

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The withering glacier is part of the 13,000-square-kilometer (5,020 square mile) Southern Ice Field, the third largest frozen landmass after Antarctica and Greenland, shared by Chile and Argentina.
Aaron Sanger grimaced at the sight of the tumultuous Rio Quiroz, a 50-yard-wide river of glacial meltwater surging off Patagonia's Southern Ice Field. A pair of torrent ducks skimmed across its swirling waters, peering curiously at the steel cable and cage that hydro-electrical engineers had strung up four decades before and which now sagged perilously close to the water.
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