Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier

The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the south west of Santa Cruz province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia.

The 250 km2 ice formation, and 30 km in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile. This icefield is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water.

The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of only three Patagonian glaciers that is growing. The reason remains debated by glaciologists. The terminus of the Perito Moreno Glacier is 5 kilometres wide, with an average height of 74 m above the surface of the water of Lake Argentino, in Argentina. It has a total ice depth of 170 meters.

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perito_Moreno_Glacier - 29.02.2012

Perito Moreno Glacier

Already at first view this picture is impressive.

But it increases, as we make aware, that this glacial lobe has the height of a skyscraper with 20 floors.

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