It is the larger of two remnant parts of the Patagonian Ice Sheet, which covered all of southern Chile during the last glacial period, locally called the Llanquihue glaciation. Come and enjoy an unforgettable 13 day expedition in the breathtaking northern Patagonian Ice Field in Chile, from Coyhaique, with ACGM certified guide Adolfo. This grand panorama of the Southern Patagonia Icefield is the largest temperate ice sheet in the Southern Hemisphere. It is completely contained within the boundaries of Laguna San Rafael National Park. Arms of Lake General Carrera are visible on the right of the image. It is the larger of two remnant parts of the Patagonian Ice Sheet, which covered all of southern Chile during the last glacial period, locally called the Llanquihue glaciation. The Southern Patagonian Ice Field (Spanish: Hielo Continental or Campo de Hielo Sur), located at the Southern Patagonic Andes between Chile and Argentina, is the world's second largest contiguous extrapolar ice field. Visitors to the area in the late 1800s described the glacier as having a large bulbous front, called a piedmont lobe, that spread out well into the lagoon. The ice field covers much of two mountain ranges, the Monte San Valentin to the north and the Cerro Pared Norte to the south. The Northern Patagonian Ice Field, located in southern Chile, is the smaller of two remnant parts in which the Patagonian Ice Sheet in the Andes Mountains of lower South America can be divided. The Northern Patagonian Ice Field, located in the Patagonia region of southern Chile, is the smaller of two remnant parts in which the Patagonian Ice Sheet in the Andes Mountains of lower South America can be divided. There was a point when seawater did not reach the glacier. Photo about Forest in the Northern Patagonian Ice Field, Patagonia Chile. The northern remnant is the smaller of the two icefields, covering about 4,000 square kilometers (about a third the size of the southern icefield). Last time we talked about our adventures in Patagonia, it involved almost in every article some ice-related thingy. “The rapid thinning of the icefield’s glaciers illustrates the global impact of climate warming,” said Rignot, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California-Irvine. The Northern Patagonian Ice Field, located in the Patagonia region of southern Chile, is the smaller of two remnant parts in which the Patagonian Ice Sheet in the Andes Mountains of lower South America can be divided. Northern Patagonian Ice Field. The lagoon is ringed by a ridge of debris, called a moraine, shoveled into place by the glacier in the past when it was much larger. 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