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May 18, 2023

Thorthormi Glacier Retreat and Rapid Lake Expansion 2019-2023

Thorthormi Glacier terminus lake in false color Sentinel images from October 2022 and May 2023. Red arrow=terminus locaiton in August, 2019, Orange arrow=terminus location October 2021, Yellow arrow terminus location in October 2022. Lake area in October 2022 is 4.3 km². Thorthormi Glacier drains south from the border with China into the Pho Chu River, Bhutan.  Osti et al (2012) reported in detail on the nature of potential Glacier lake …