Magallania (Punta Arenas)
versión ISSN 0718-2244
MARTINIC B, MATEO. ¿A RESOLVED HISTORIC-GEOGRAPHIC ENIGMA?: THE INTECOMUNICATION OF PAINE AND ARGENTINO LAKE BASINS. Magallania [online]. 2010, vol.38, n.2, pp. 24-40. ISSN 0718-2244. doi: 10.4067/S0718-22442010000200002.
Information about glacier Dickson retreat phenomena, Andean Southernmost Patagonia, is given. Also about the new geographic situation generated, which suggests intercommunication between Dickson Lake and Frías lagoon, which drain to the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, respectively. The phenomenon is analyzed and assessed at the light of the historic background that reported the hypothesis of intercommunication based on first observations, including some political consequences.
Palabras clave : Andean Patagonia; hydrographic basins; glacial retreat; climatic change.