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March 21, 2011

Boshula Mountains, Tibet Glacier retreat

Increasing number and area of glacial lake in the Boshula Mountains, Tibet. Wang and others (2011) note that Glacial lakes have expanded from 1970-2009 by 19 % and the area that is glacier covered has decline by 13% during the 1970-2009 period in the Boshula Range. An examination of one unnamed glacier in this range illustrates this pattern. The glacier currently terminates at 4820 meters, the top of the glacier …