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July 9, 2012

Longbashaba Lake Expansion Glacier Retreat, Tibet

A comparison of imagery from 1989 to 2009 indicates an expansion of Longbashaba Lake, a moraine dammed lake in Tibet (Yao et al, 2012). The Longbashaba Glacier has retreated 950 meters 1989-2009 and as the depth has increased the volume has quadrupled to 1.3 cubic kilometers (Yao et al, 2012). The concern is to the 23 villages downstream of the lake and the Rongkong Hydropower station. In this post we …