Economic impacts of rapid glacier retreat in the Andes
Article first published online: 26 JUN 2007
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 88, Issue 25, pages 261–264, 19 June 2007
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2007), Economic impacts of rapid glacier retreat in the Andes, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(25), 261–264, doi:10.1029/2007EO250001., , , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 26 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 26 JUN 2007
In the Andes, runoff from glacierized basins is an important element of water budgets, assuring year-round flows for agriculture, potable water, power generation, and ecosystem integrity. Thus, changes induced by tropical glacier retreat constitute an early case of the need for adaptation and the type and size of associated economic and social impacts caused by climate change.