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June 19, 2017

Potanin Glacier Area, Mongolia Retreat & Fragmentation

Potanin Glacier, Mongolia comparsion in 1991 and 2016 Landsat images.  Yellow dots indicate 2016 terminus, purple dots the snowline, red arrow the southeast margin of proglacial lake, and purple arrows peripheral alpine glaciers that are fragmenting.  Potanin Glacier is in the Altay Mountains of the Tavan Bogd region in western Mongolia, and is the nations longest glacier.  The glacier ranges from 2800 to 4000 m a.s.l. and is length is about 11 …