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  Perito Moreno Glacier
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Undoubtedly, the vedette of the National Park is the Perito Moreno Glaciar; it is not the biggest one, but it is the most famous; the glaciers have movements, but this one is quite stable since one century ago; it has headways and throwbacks, but these are not big (50 - 100 m). From time to time, the glacier closes the communication between two arms of the lake, and these closures cause the rise in level; from time to time, the "dike" brokes, and both lake arms communicate again. I was there in January 2004; there had not been any break for the last 16 years... Finally, at March 2004, this particular event took place... but I watched it on TV!

Sin dudas, la vedette del Parque Nacional es el Glaciar Perito Moreno; no es el m?s grande, pero es el m?s famoso; los glaciares presentan movimiento, pero ?ste se mantiene estable desde hace un siglo; tiene avances y retrocesos, pero no muy importantes (50 - 100 m). De tanto en tanto, el glaciar cierra la comunicaci?n entre dos brazos del lago, y estos cierres provocan una crecida; de tiempo en tiempo, el "dique" se rompe y ambos brazos se comunican nuevamente. Estuve allí en enero de 2004; no había habido rompimientos en los ?ltimos 16 a?os... Finalmente, en marzo de 200, el particular acontecimiento se produjo... y yo lo vi por TV!

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  • Updated Apr 11, 2004
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