Perito Moreno Glacier
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Perito Moreno Glacier

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Glacier Perito Moreno (257 square kilometers, 30 kilometers in length, get to measure 70 meters on the level of the water, although he remains seated on the bed from the lake to 170 meters of depth) _ The most visited, but not therefore greatest. This ice language enters 250 kilometers in the mountain range. It presents/displays different range from blue colorations, result of the reflection of the light in the oxygen molecules that are catched in the compacted snow. He is the unique one of the park that allows that the visitors walk on him. It was discovered by the captain of the Chilean army Juan Rogers in 1879, the name received in 1899 of Perito Moreno in tribute to the great naturalist and Argentine explorer that, paradoxicalally never reached to see it in person. Until the decade of the 1990 was considered it like the only glacier of the world in advance process. The phenomenon of the rupture of its frontal walls summons to thousands of tourists. The last breakings were in 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1984 and last the great rupture was the 17 of February of 1988. The time between a rupture and the following one she is variable, the experts say that it is not possible to be predicted when it will be the last rupture. One takes place when: the front of the glacier advances towards the peninsula of Magallanes, when closing itself the water-drainage of Brazo Rico, the level of the water raises between 13 and 25 meters; the water erodes the ice by its weaker point and causes the landslide of the dock and when the front of the glacier advances again on the channel until touching the coast, the process is reinitiated.

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Bilder in der Nähe von South America

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A: Peritomoreno1

von Marcio Cabral, 20 Meter entfernt

Perito Moreno Glacier is found in Argentina located in the Los Glaciares National Park. The glacier i...

Peritomoreno1

B: Moreno Glacier on a Sunny Day in Autumn

von Arroz Marisco, 30 Meter entfernt

This gigantic reserve of water in the form of highly compacted ice sits not far from Torres del Paine...

Moreno Glacier on a Sunny Day in Autumn

C: Perito Moreno Gletscher - Patagonia - Argentinien

von Sidnei José Romano, 40 Meter entfernt

Perito Moreno Glacier, located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the province of Santa Cruz, Arge...

Perito Moreno Gletscher - Patagonia - Argentinien

D: Perito Moreno Glacier - Patagonia - Argentina

von Sidnei José Romano, 60 Meter entfernt

 The Perito Moreno glacier is located in the province of Santa Cruz in Argentina, between latitudes 4...

Perito Moreno Glacier - Patagonia - Argentina

E: Glacier Perito Moreno

von Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 80 Meter entfernt

Glacier Perito Moreno

F: Glacier Perito Moreno

von Marcio Cabral, 240 Meter entfernt

Glacier Perito Moreno

G: Glacier Perito Moreno

von Marcio Cabral, 270 Meter entfernt

Glacier Perito Moreno

H: Lengas Forest

von Marcio Cabral, 360 Meter entfernt

Lengas Forest

I: Perito moreno. argentina

von luis davilla, 510 Meter entfernt

Perito moreno. argentina

J: Perito Moreno Glacier

von Neil Parris, 630 Meter entfernt

A distant view of the north side of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Parque National Los Glaciers, Patago...

Perito Moreno Glacier

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