Expanded and Recently Increased Glacier Surging in the Karakoram

  title={Expanded and Recently Increased Glacier Surging in the Karakoram},
  author={Luke Copland and Tyler Sylvestre and Michael P. Bishop and John F. Shroder and Yeong Bae Seong and Lewis A. Owen and Andrew Basil George Bush and Ulrich Kamp},
Abstract A review of published literature and satellite imagery from the late 1960s onwards has revealed 90 surge-type glaciers in the Karakoram mountains, of which 50 have not previously been described in detail. These glaciers were identified by a number of surface features indicative of surge-type behavior such as looped moraines, rapid terminus advance, strandlines and rapid changes in surface crevassing. These observations indicate that surge-type behavior is more common and widespread… 

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