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April 20, 2020

Kolahoi Glacier Retreat and Lidder Watershed Changes, Kashmir

Kolahoi Glaciers (G1 and G2)  in 1993 and 2019 Landsat images.  Red arrow indicates 1993 terminus location and yellow arrow the 2019 terminus location.  The purple arrow indicates a debris covered area of a tributary to G1 that does not have active flow and will be disconnected. A new terminus is forming at yellow arrow left of purple arrow.  Purple dots is snowline. The Kolahoi Glacier in Kashmir is known …


April 14, 2016

Goddess of Light (Kolahoi) Glacier Showing Mortality, Kashmir Retreat 1993-2015

Kolahoi Glacier comparison in Landsat images from 1993 to 2014.  Kolahoi Glacier is the northern glacier, East Kolahoi Glacier the other noted glacier.  Red arrows indicate 1993 terminus locations, and yellow arrows the 2014 terminus locations.  The Kolahoi Glacier in Kashmir is known as the—”goddess of light”—Gwash Brani  (NatGeo, 2010). The glacier descends the north side of the mountain with two tongues of the glacier merging above the terminus in 1993. The …