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May 5, 2019

Zaroshkul Glacier Retreat, Tajikistan

Zaroshkul Glacier in 1994 and 2018 Landsat imagery. Z=Zaroshkul Lake, A=Developing lake, red arrow=1994 terminus, yellow arrow=2018 terminus and purple dots=snowline. Zaroshkul Lake is in the midst of the Pamir Range, Tajikistan and is surrounded by glacier clad mountains.  Here we examine Landsat imagery from 1994-2018 of the Zaroshkul Glacier the largest glacier in the basin to identify changes.  The Pamir Range has experienced less glacier mass loss than most …