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December 1, 2016

Semienova Glacier, Kyrgyzstan Area, Volume, Velocity Decline

Landsat comparison of Semenova Glacier in 1998 and 2016.  Red arrow is the 1998 terminus, yellow arrow is the 2016 terminus and purple are locations where tributaries are separating from each other or disconnecting from the main glacier. Semienova Glacier is a valley glacier in the northeast corner of Kyrgyzstan draining into the Sary Dzhaz (Aksu) River which then flows into the Tarim Basin, China. Farinotti et al. (2015) used three approaches …


January 4, 2012

Petrov Glacier Retreat, Kyrgyzstan

Petrov Glacier flows north down the slopes of Ak-Shiyrak in the Tien Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan. The glacier ends in Petrov Lake which continues to expand as the glacier retreats. The glacier is 12 km long has three main tributaries each beginning at 4600-4700 meters and descending to the lake at 3700 meters. The lake in particular has been the focus of an extensive research project by a group Czech …