Ice bodies in the semi-arid mountainous regions of Chile are of vital importance for the local population. As variations of their extent are often associated with climate change, this study focuses on the glaciers and glacierets situated in the Commune Alto del Carmen and local and regional climate. We combine statistically Landsat satellite imagery, historical and ongoing weather data. The present study covers a time span of 21 years, 1994–2015. Our results indicate that the extent of all ice bodies has continuously diminished as a consequence of long-term climate variability.
Part of the book: Environmental Applications of Remote Sensing