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Inventory of Glaciers in the Shaksgam Valley of the Chinese Karakoram Mountains, 1970–2014

Haireti Alifu, Yukiko Hirabayashi, Brian Johnson, Jean-Francois Vuillaume, Akihiko Kondoh, Minoru Urai
2018 Remote Sensing  
The Shaksgam Valley, located on the north side of the Karakoram Mountains of western China, is situated in the transition zone between the Indian monsoon system and dry arid climate zones.  ...  Shaksgam Valley.  ...  The CFMD forcing dataset used in this study was developed by the Data Assimilation and Modeling Center for Tibetan Multi-spheres, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10081166 fatcat:7jguvq2cpzcadbrzh5j4j6o5em

Glaciers in Xinjiang, China: Past Changes and Current Status

Puyu Wang, Zhongqin Li, Hongliang Li, Zhengyong Zhang, Liping Xu, Xiaoying Yue
2020 Water  
This needs further investigation on whether the slowing is general and continuing. In addition, glacier surging occurs more frequently in the Karakoram and Kunlun Mountains.  ...  The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China is the largest arid region in Central Asia, and is heavily dependent on glacier melt in high mountains for water supplies.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/w12092367 fatcat:erdmvduqsfbkxhlnvefxmgnfuy

Surge dynamics and lake outbursts of Kyagar Glacier, Karakoram

Vanessa Round, Silvan Leinss, Matthias Huss, Christoph Haemmig, Irena Hajnsek
2017 The Cryosphere  
</strong> The recent surge cycle of Kyagar Glacier, in the Chinese Karakoram, caused formation of an ice-dammed lake and subsequent glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) exceeding 40<span class="thinspace  ...  The surge initiated with the onset of the 2014 melt season, and in the following 15 months velocity evolved in a manner consistent with a hydrologically controlled surge mechanism.  ...  Eisen, which contributed to the final version of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.5194/tc-11-723-2017 fatcat:lkgctgo3hvcldlv4jnfoavjecy

Surge dynamics and lake outbursts of Kyagar Glacier, Karakoram

Vanessa Round, Silvan Leinss, Matthias Huss, Christoph Haemmig, Irena Hajnsek
2016 The Cryosphere Discussions  
The recent surge cycle of Kyagar Glacier, in the Chinese Karakoram, caused formation of an ice-dammed lake and subsequent glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) exceeding 50 and 40&amp;thinsp;million&amp  ...  The surge clearly initiated with the onset of the 2014 melt season, and in the following 15 months velocity evolved in a manner consistent with a hydrologically-controlled surge mechanism with dramatic  ...  Eisen, which contributed to the final version of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.5194/tc-2016-236 fatcat:tv3difcv3zfedgcda2mbhsh264

Reconstruction of the mass balance of Muztag Ata No. 15 glacier, eastern Pamir, and its climatic drivers

MEILIN ZHU, TANDONG YAO, WEI YANG, BAIQING XU, GUANJIAN WU, XIAOJUN WANG, YING XIE
2018 Journal of Glaciology  
Finally, contrary to the variation of most glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau, glaciers in the Karakoram-western Kunlun-eastern Pamir appear to have retreated more slowly over the past 10 years than during  ...  the 1970s-2000.  ...  -2012 than 1970-2000 ( Region 1970s-2000 2000-2012 km 2 a −1 km 2 a −1 Western Kunlun mountains (Li and others, 2015) −29.3 −10.2 Shaksgam River basin in the Karakoram mountains (Xu and others  ... 
doi:10.1017/jog.2018.16 fatcat:xuknk65qybedlkufayj7mzawli

A new band ratio technique for mapping debris-covered glaciers using Landsat imagery and a digital elevation model

Haireti Alifu, Ryutaro Tateishi, Brian Johnson
2015 International Journal of Remote Sensing  
Accuracy assessment was carried out through comparisons of the classified maps with reference maps from the Randolph Glacier Inventory, Glacier Inventory GIS data of China, and a manual delineation done  ...  Mapping of debris-covered glaciers using optical remote-sensing data is a difficult task due to the fact that the debris cover on the glacier surface has a similar reflectance to surrounding rocky or sandy  ...  E, Figure 1 (b)), located in the northern slopes of the Chinese Karakoram mountain range.  ... 
doi:10.1080/2150704x.2015.1034886 fatcat:t2h7xg6bf5dh3aoos23xpjju7e