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November 20, 2014
Kuh-E Myana Glacier Retreat, Afghanistan
Kuh-E Myana Glacier is in Hindu Kush Range in Badakhshan Province of northeast Afghanistan. This 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 …