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April 18, 2018

Qiaqing Glacier Retreat & Lake Expansion, China

Qiaqing Glacier in 1992 and 2017 Landsat images indicating flow, blue arrows, 1992 terminus at red arrow and 2017 terminus at yellow arrow. tributaries A, B and C.  “Qiaqing” Glacier drains southeast from the Kona Kangri Massif at the eastern part of the Nyainqentanglha Shan. The glacier ends in a lake before feeding into the Parlung Zangbo and then Yarlung Tsanpo. This glacier feeds the Parlung Zangbo which is the …


March 3, 2016

Jiongla Glacier, China Rapid Retreat 1988-2015

Jiongla Glacier retreat right and Jiangyegong Glacier left retreat from 1988 to 2015 in Landsat images.  The red arrow is the 1988 terminus and the yellow arrow the 2015 terminus. Jiongla Glacier retreated 3200 m and Jiangyegong Glacier 800 m.  Jiongla Glacier is at the northern boundary of the Brahmaputra River Basin at the east end of the Nyainqentanglha Shan. The glacier drains the western slopes of Koma Kangri Peak …


May 27, 2013

Bode Zangbo Headwaters Glacier Retreat, Tibet, China

In the eastern portion of the Nyainqêntanglha Shan, there is a raindrop shaped group of mountains encircled by the Bode Zangbo to the west and Yu Chu Zangbo (maps indicate several names here) to the the east. At the headwater of the Bode Zangbo are a series of glaciers ending in valley occupied by several new lakes formed by glacier retreat. The Bode Zangbo is the site of a proposed …