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Glacier retreat and related natural hazards in Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Sh@ring – EnviroInfo 2004
Multi-temporal mapping of glaciers is a key-tool to estimate freshwater reserves and to follow climate change. Based on Landsat TM images, the glaciated surface of Cordillera Blanca (Peru) has been estimated at 643 km 2 for 1987 and at 600 km2 for 1996. The development of three potentially dangerous glacial lakes in the ...