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Figure 10. Evidence of glacier retreat from multi-temporal Landsat TM images.

Figure 11. Retreat of the moraine-covered glacier and advance of the glacial stream.
Table 1. Glacial retreating distances and rates in the Gangotri Glacier from 1990-2009.
Time Retreating Distance (m) Retreating Rate (m/year)
1990-2001 202 18.36
2001-2009 143 17.88
1990-2009 345 18.16

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Ding, Jennifer & Dong, Pinliang. Retreating Glaciers of the Himalayas: A Case Study of Gangotri Glacier Using 1990-2009 Satellite Images. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84326/. Accessed April 17, 2014.