Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Brief communication
26 Mar 2019
Brief communication |  | 26 Mar 2019

Brief communication: Collapse of 4 Mm3 of ice from a cirque glacier in the Central Andes of Argentina

Daniel Falaschi, Andreas Kääb, Frank Paul, Takeo Tadono, Juan Antonio Rivera, and Luis Eduardo Lenzano


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Mar 2019) by Jürg Schweizer
Short summary
In March 2007, the Leñas Glacier in the Central Andes of Argentina collapsed and released an ice avalanche that travelled a distance of 2 km. We analysed aerial photos, satellite images and field evidence to investigate the evolution of the glacier from the 1950s through the present day. A clear potential trigger of the collapse could not be identified from available meteorological and seismic data, nor could a significant change in glacier geometry leading to glacier instability be detected.