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Glaciers in the Andes

In the Andes, the greatest number of glaciers is found along the border between Chile and Argentina (approximately 4,000). A smaller number are found in the Tropical Andes, which constitute more than 95 per cent of the world’s tropical glaciers (Vuille et al., 2008). The largest number of tropical glaciers is located in the Peruvian Andes, with the Quelccaya Ice Cap located in the Cordillera Vilcanota being the largest single ice body in Peru (Hastenrath, 1998).

Year: 2019

From collection: The Andean Glacier and Water Atlas

Cartographer: Riccardo Pravettoni

Tags: Andes Atlas

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