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June 4, 2019
Daishapu Glacier, China Retreat Lake Expansion
Daishapu Glacier (D) and Ruorangqubu Glacier (R) in 1993 and 2018 Landsat images. The yellow arrows indicate the 2018 terminus location of both glaciers and the purple dots the snowline. Notice the lake expansion at the terminus of both glaciers. Locations 1-4 are tributaries. Daishapu Glacier and Ruorangqubu Glacier are in the eastern Himalaya located just north of the Himalayan divide and draining north into the Yarlung Zangbo. This is …