Historically Unprecedented Retreat Of The Viedma Glacier: Challenges And Opportunities
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Andres Lo Vecchio currently works at the Geomatica, Instituto Argentino de Nivología, Glaciología y Ciencias Ambientales. Andres does research in Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics (GIS) and Geography. Their current project is 'Estudio y evaluación de la respuesta de procesos glaciológicos en el Campo de Hielo Patagónico Sur al cambio climático, a través de la integración de técnicas geomáticas'.

                       

Historically Unprecedented Retreat Of The Viedma Glacier: Challenges And Opportunities

Fresh water is a scarce yet strategic resource. Its availability and accessibility have a great impact not only on human lives, as it is a source of social and economic development, but also on all living organisms on Earth. This is indeed the case in the south of Argentina, in the forests and steppes of Southern Patagonia, where numerous socio-economic activities (including the use of water for human consumption, tourism, agricultural, industrial and agroindustrial activities, and hydroelectric production, among others)...

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