Articles tagged "andes"

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Record snow and freezing temperatures hit parts of South America

Parts of South America were hit by record snow accumulations and below-freezing temperatures this week. This included Mendoza City in Argentina, which recorded about 1.5 m (5 feet) of snow-- the highest volume of snow in the city this early in the season. The Andes...

July 11, 2020

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Huge magma body uplifting the Altiplano-Puna plateau, central Andes

In a new study of the central Andes topography, the scientists used remote sensing data and topographic modeling to discover a huge dome in the Altiplano-Puna plateau, Earth's second highest continental plateau. The research showed that the uplifting of the...

October 25, 2016

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Open-source archive of active faults for northwest South America

The article titled "Open-source archive of active faults for northwest South America," by Gabriel Veloza and colleagues  introduces the "Active Tectonics of the Andes Database". It should provide more data to more geoscientists. Their work includes the locations and

October 03, 2012

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The greatest danger posed by the erupting Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano Complex, Chile

Perhaps the greatest danger posed by the erupting Puyehue-Cordón Volcano Complex in Chile is the thick layer of ash being deposited east of the volcano. This image, taken on June 13, 2011, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra

June 15, 2011

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Sacred Valley of the Incas to send 1,500 potato varieties to Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Arctic circle

On April 15 peruvian president Alan García signed a decree allowing the import and planting of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the country. The official decree puts at risk the genetic diversity of the Peruvian Andes, including the tuberous crop we know as

May 22, 2011

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Climate change halves Peru glacier

A glacier on Peru's Huaytapallana Moutain shed half its surface ice in just 23 years, officials said Wednesday, reinforcing concerns of climate change's growing threat to fresh water resources."Recent scientific studies indicate that between June 1983 and August

February 25, 2011