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10 November 2019

Shie Glacier, Bhutan-China Retreat Reduces Lake Contact

Shie Glacier Bhutan-China in Landsat images from 1996 and 2019.  Red arrow is the southern terminus location in 1996, yellow arrow the 2019 terminus location and red dots the margin of the eastern terminus in contact with the lake in 1996. Shie Glacier terminates in a lake on the northern flank of the Bhutan Himalaya draining north from Kangphu Kang, in a region that is claimed by both China and …

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2 October 2018

High Glacier Snow Line Post-Monsoon 2018 on Bhutan-China Border

Angge Glacier (A) and Bailang Glacier (B) in China and Chubda Glacier (C) in Bhutan in Post Monsoon 1995 and 2018 Landsat images indicating the snowline purple dots is exceptionally high in 2018.  Red arrow is the 1995 terminus location and yellow arrows the 2018 terminus location. Point 1-3 are glacier passes from China into Bhutan. The end of the monsoon season leads to finally some clear satellite images of …

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2 June 2016

Chubda Glacier Retreat, Bhutan 1995-2015

Chubda Glacier comparison in 1995 and 2015 images.  Red arrow indicates 1995 terminus location and yellow arrow is 2015 terminus location.  Pink arrows indicate areas upglacier of expanding bedrock. Green arrow indicates moraine areas amidst the lake.  The orange arrow indicates a secondary glacier. Chubda Glacier, Bhutan drains south from Chura Kang on the Bhutan/China border.  The glacier terminates in Chubda Tsho, a glacier moraine dammed lake, Komori (2011) notes …

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13 July 2014

Himalayan Glacier Change Index

Himalaya Range Glacier Change Below is a list of individual glaciers in the Himalaya that illustrate what is happening glacier by glacier. In addition to the individual sample glaciers we tie the individual glaciers to the large scale changes of approximately 10,000 glaciers that have been examined in repeat satellite image inventories. In the Himalayan Range, stretching from the Karokaram Range in NW India east south east to the border …

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10 April 2014

Lugge and Thorthormi Glacier Retreat, Bhutan

Luge and Thorthormi Glacier drain south from the border with China into the Pho Chu River in Bhutan. Both glaciers end in expanding glacier lakes that are prone to outburst floods, which sweep down the Pho Chu. Osti et al (2012) reported in detail on the nature of these floods, noting there are eight dangerous lakes including the two at the terminus of Lugge and Thorthormi Glacier, Thorthormi Cho and …

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18 April 2011

Theri Kang Glacier Retreat Bhutan

One of the glaciers draining north from Theri Kang in Bhutan terminates in proglacial lake, that is a lake at the glacier front. This is an unnamed glaciers like its neighbors, we will refer to it as the Theri Kang Glacier. The glacier has retreated 1700 meters from the moraine complex that impound the lake. The terminus is at 5200 meters, the snowline is at 5800 meters and the summit …

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