Space-based observations of Eastern Hindu Kush glaciers between 1976 and 2007, Afghanistan and Pakistan

Mehmet A. Sarikaya*, Michael P. Bishop, John F. Shroder, Jeffrey A. Olsenholler

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Özet

Glacier terminus fluctuations in the Hindu Kush are largely unknown, although research indicates expanding glaciers in the Karakoram. Consequently, we quantified glacier terminus locations in the Eastern Hindu Kush Range of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Fifty-two Alpine glaciers of various sizes, altitudes and orientations were sampled from Landsat and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) imagery acquired in 1976, 1992, 2001 and 2007. Our results show that 76% of the sampled glaciers retreated, 16% advanced and 8% exhibited relatively stable terminus conditions. Our research suggests that there is a spatial gradient in glacier fluctuations in the Western Himalaya governed by precipitation, where glacier retreat dominates in western Pakistan.

Orijinal dilİngilizce
Sayfa (başlangıç-bitiş)77-84
Sayfa sayısı8
DergiRemote Sensing Letters
Hacim3
Basın numarası1
DOI'lar
Yayın durumuYayınlandı - Oca 2012
Harici olarak yayınlandıEvet

Finansman

This work was funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA Grant NNG04GL84G) and the Agency for International Development under the Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Cooperative Program.

FinansörlerFinansör numarası
Agency for International Development
National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNNG04GL84G

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