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December 1, 2016

Semienova Glacier, Kyrgyzstan Area, Volume, Velocity Decline

Landsat comparison of Semenova Glacier in 1998 and 2016.  Red arrow is the 1998 terminus, yellow arrow is the 2016 terminus and purple are locations where tributaries are separating from each other or disconnecting from the main glacier. Semienova Glacier is a valley glacier in the northeast corner of Kyrgyzstan draining into the Sary Dzhaz (Aksu) River which then flows into the Tarim Basin, China. Farinotti et al. (2015) used three approaches …

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