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November 8, 2018

Reru Glacier, Kashmir Retreat and Lake Expansion

Reru Glacier in 1998 and 2018 Landsat images.  The red arrow indicates the 1998 terminus location, the pink arrow a recent landslide, Point 1 and 2 are tributaries that are losing connection with the main glacier and purple dots are the snowline. Reru Glacier, Kashmir is at the headwaters of the Reru River, which drains into the Doda River and then the Zanskar River.  Murtaza et al (2017) noted a …


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 …