Expansion of moraine-dammed glacial lake in the central Himalayas from 1977 to 2009

Abstract

The glacial lakes from 1977 to 2009 in the Nepal-China border region were investigated using satellite imagery. 247 ice-contact or ice-proximal glacial lakes with total area of 126.3km2 in the study area were identified in 2009. The expansion rate of growing lakes are approximately <70m/year in length and 0.12 km2/year in area since1977, respectively… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2011.6049890

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