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Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia

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CARDENAS, Carlos  and  KRAUS, Stefan. Paleoclimatic and glaciological evidence of regional climate change. Anales Instituto Patagonia (Chile) [online]. 2012, vol.40, n.1, pp. 31-37. ISSN 0718-686X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-686X2012000100002.

The following article presents a summary of the session on "Paleoclimatic and Glaciological Evidence of Regional Climate Change", which was chaired by Dr.-Ing. Carlos Cárdenas from the Universidad de Magallanes (associated to the Quaternary Research Center, CEQUA), and Dr. Stefan Kraus from the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH). The chairmen frst gave a brief presentation on the state of the art of the topic, then giving the word to the invited session speakers: Dr. Patricio Moreno with his presentation titled "Response of Patagonian biota and glacial systems to the paleoclimatic changes since Last Glacial Maximum", Dr. Andrés Rivera with his presentation "Recent glacier changes in Southern Chile and in the Antarctic Peninsula", and Dr. Jefferson Simoes with his presentation "Climatic variability in the maritime Antarctic: exploring links with the subtropics". Finally, a round table was held where questions around the session topic were discussed. This session was targeted towards an introduction to past and present climate in the region including its glacial history giving also insight into the meaning of glacier advances and retreats, lake level changes and the migration of vegetation and other species.

Keywords : Paleoclimatic; glacier system; climatic variability.

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