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May 27, 2013

Bode Zangbo Headwaters Glacier Retreat, Tibet, China

In the eastern portion of the Nyainqêntanglha Shan, there is a raindrop shaped group of mountains encircled by the Bode Zangbo to the west and Yu Chu Zangbo (maps indicate several names here) to the the east. At the headwater of the Bode Zangbo are a series of glaciers ending in valley occupied by several new lakes formed by glacier retreat. The Bode Zangbo is the site of a proposed …