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October 29, 2020
Baqupu Glacier, China Merging Supraglacial Lakes 1998-2020
Baqupu Glacier in Landsat images from 1998 and 2020 indicating the expansion of supraglacial lakes in the terminus zone. Purples dots indicate the snowline in October of each year. Baqupu Glacier is in the Poiqu River watershed in southern Tibet, China. The Poiqu River becomes the Bhote Koshi as it crosses into Nepal before joining the Sun Koshi River. The terminus of the glacier extending from 4500-4800 m is debris …