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21 September 2018

Duiya Glacier, China Retreat Drives Lake Expansion

Duiya Glacier, China in 1990 and 2017 Landsat images.  Red arrow indicates 1990 terminus, yellow arrow the 2017 terminus, pink arrow the terminus area of Duosangpuxi purple dots the snowline Duiya Glacier, China is in the Pumqu Basin northwest of Mount Everest.  The glacier terminates in an expanding lake.  King et al (2018) report the proglacial lake is dammed by a full moraine loop, and the glacier loses mass via calving as …

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27 October 2017

Yanong Glacier, Tibet Retreat Lake Expansion 1992-2017

Yanong Glacier and North Yanong glacier in Landsat images form 1992 and 2017.  Red arrows indicate 1992 terminus and yellow arrows the 2017 terminus.  Yanong Glacier  and North Yanong Glacier drain northwest from the western flank of Cho Oyu on the Nepal-China border and are in the Tama Khosi watershed.  The glacier terminates in an expanding proglacial lake like a number of neighboring glaciers Drogpa Nagtsang, Rongbuk Glacier and Lumding Glacier.  King …

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