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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 …


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 …