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November 19, 2012

Matsang Tsanpo Glacier Retreat, Tibet

The glacier retreat of the entire region of southwest China has been rapid and extensive(Li et al, 2011). This post focuses on an unnamed glacier, in the Matsang Tsanpo basin, Sun Khosi River in Nepal, at 28 18 N and 86 10 E. The glacier is located just 10 km east of the Friendship Highway which extends from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet. This glacier is north of Nyalam, which …