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October 25, 2012

Tirich Mir Region Glacier Retreat, Pakistan

Tirich Mir is the highest mountain in the Hindu Kush and is in the northwestern corner of Pakistan. Here we examine Google Earth and Landsat imagery from two glaciers off the southwest ridge of Tirich Mir. The two glaciers are unnamed and are in the Dir Gol Valley, that starts in Akari, Pakistan and drains the southwest side of Tirich Mir, red arrows. A 2000 Landsat image (top image) indicates …


October 7, 2012

Godur Glacier, Pakistan Retreat and Separation

Godur Glacier drains into Godur Lake (Godar) in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan and then into the Swat Valley and then Indus River. ICIMOD (2010) noted there were 233 glaciers with an area of 223 square kilometers in the Swat Valley region, this indicates numerous but generally small glaciers. ICIMOD (2010) also examines the changing climate conditions in the region, noting that the change in precipitation …