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Precipitation plays a critical role in how glaciers sculpt their environment

Los glaciares son poderosos agentes de erosión que han alterado profundamente la superficie de la tierra durante miles de años, sin embargo, los mecanismos que rigen la erosión glacial no se han podido comprender cabalmente, esto debido a que ocurren debajo del hielo, ocultos a simple vista. Una de las grandes interrogantes entre los glaciólogos, es el por qué algunos glaciares son más erosivos que otros. Al parecer, la precipitación juega un rol importante detrás de todo esto.

Water scarcity and devaluation of the landscape, a lack of consent regarding the origin of the resource

The importance of revealing the city and preserving the landscape of the water, understood as cultural heritage, is key. It is necessary to value the main drinking water reserves for Santiago, raise...

Recapitulating the sessions of the Mining and Energy Commission for the Glacier Law

Following the trend regarding the previous article on the comparison between the original Glacier Protection Law proposal and the modifications presented by the current government (you can see it...

Comparison between the proposed glacier protection law and the modifications made by the current government

Since July 4, 2018, the current glacier protection law propposal, (sixth attempt to create the law), has been processed in the National Congress. This project is under discussion by the Senate,...

Vestiges of a rainforest in Antarctica

Every time we hear the word Antarctic, the vast majority of us think of endless white plains, bluish walls, icy peaks, and temperatures as low as hostile. The very idea of high temperatures and a...

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Precipitation plays a critical role in how glaciers sculpt their environment

Precipitation plays a critical role in how glaciers sculpt their environment

Los glaciares son poderosos agentes de erosión que han alterado profundamente la superficie de la tierra durante miles de años, sin embargo, los mecanismos que rigen la erosión glacial no se han podido comprender cabalmente, esto debido a que ocurren debajo del hielo, ocultos a simple vista. Una de las grandes interrogantes entre los glaciólogos, es el por qué algunos glaciares son más erosivos que otros. Al parecer, la precipitación juega un rol importante detrás de todo esto.

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Vestiges of a rainforest in Antarctica

Vestiges of a rainforest in Antarctica

Every time we hear the word Antarctic, the vast majority of us think of endless white plains, bluish walls, icy peaks, and temperatures as low as hostile. The very idea of high temperatures and a landscape of vast flower trees located at the south pole, could only...

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