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Paleo Slide Set: Low Latitude Ice Cores: High Resolution Records of Climatic Change and Variability in the Tropics and Subtropics
Map of Quelccaya Ice Cap
Quelccaya and Huascaran are located in the midst of the Andes Mountains, a long cordillera of high peaks thrust upward by the subduction of the Nazca Plate beneath the South American Plate. In southeastern Peru at respective latitudes of 9 degrees 7 minutes and 13 degrees 56 minutes South, Huascaran and Quelccaya lay in the heart of the tropical zone.

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Peter Sloss
NOAA/NGDC
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