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January 16, 2015

Stephenson Glacier Retreat and Lagoon Development, Heard Island

Stephenson Glacier and Lagoon in 2014 Google Earth image, icebergs no longer fill lagoon. The Australian Antarctic Division manages Heard Island Island and has undertaken a project documenting changes in the environment on the island. One aspect noted has been the change in glaciers. The Allison, Brown and Stephenson Glacier have all retreated substantially since 1947 when the first good maps of their terminus are available. Fourteen Men by Arthur …


November 20, 2014

Kuh-E Myana Glacier Retreat, Afghanistan

Kuh-E Myana Glacier is in Hindu Kush Range in Badakhshan Province of northeast Afghanistan. ┬áThis region of the Hindu Kush has not been the focus of detailed glacier study. Northeast of Takhar Province in the Wakhan Corridor a group of glaciers was examined by Umesh Haritashya and others (2009) and found 28 of thirty had retreated. Examples are Zemestan Glacier and Tchap Dara Valley. The Hindu Kush follows the pattern …