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April 30, 2021

Shafat Glacier Separation and Stagnation, India

Shafat Glacier in 1997 and 2020 Landsat images.  1-6 are different tributaries with the main glacier being #1. A marks the junction of #1 and #6. Shafat Glacier occupies the northeast flank of Nun Kun Peak in Ladakh India and drains into the Suru valley. The main valley glacier (1) has been fed by a decreasing number of tributaries. Shukla et al (2020) identified an increase in annual temperature has …

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April 20, 2020

Kolahoi Glacier Retreat and Lidder Watershed Changes, Kashmir

Kolahoi Glaciers (G1 and G2)  in 1993 and 2019 Landsat images.  Red arrow indicates 1993 terminus location and yellow arrow the 2019 terminus location.  The purple arrow indicates a debris covered area of a tributary to G1 that does not have active flow and will be disconnected. A new terminus is forming at yellow arrow left of purple arrow.  Purple dots is snowline. The Kolahoi Glacier in Kashmir is known …

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