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June 2, 2016

Chubda Glacier Retreat, Bhutan 1995-2015

Chubda Glacier comparison in 1995 and 2015 images.  Red arrow indicates 1995 terminus location and yellow arrow is 2015 terminus location.  Pink arrows indicate areas upglacier of expanding bedrock. Green arrow indicates moraine areas amidst the lake.  The orange arrow indicates a secondary glacier. Chubda Glacier, Bhutan drains south from Chura Kang on the Bhutan/China border.  The glacier terminates in Chubda Tsho, a glacier moraine dammed lake, Komori (2011) notes …