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December 6, 2017
Zhongni Glacier Retreat, China and Hydropower
Zhongni Glacier changes from in Landsat images from 1994 to 2015. The red arrow is the 1994 terminus, yellow arrow the 2015 terminus, purple dots the snowline and purple arrows lakes adjacent to the margin of the western glacier in 1994. Zhongni Glacier is 15 km northwest of Gangotri Glacier just across the border into China. The glacier drains in to the Langgen Zangbo, which becomes the Sutlej River in India. …