Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5445–5461, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5445-2018

Special issue: Assessing impacts and adaptation to global change in water...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5445–5461, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5445-2018

Research article 23 Oct 2018

Research article | 23 Oct 2018

Recent evolution and associated hydrological dynamics of a vanishing tropical Andean glacier: Glaciar de Conejeras, Colombia

Enrique Morán-Tejeda et al.

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We studied the recent evolution of a small glacier in the Colombian Andes that is close to extinction, focusing on the water release from the glacier. For this we used hydro-climatological data collected at the the glacier surroundings at an hourly resolution. Our results indicate that water from glacier melt increased as a consequence of accelerated glacier retreat, but up to a certain point (mid-2016) it started to decrease, with glacier melt becoming decreasingly important.