Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Ding, Jennifer & Dong, Pinliang
Description: This presentation discusses research on retreating glaciers in the Himalayas. Glacier retreating associated with snow and ice melting has received increased attention as a sensitive indicator of global warming. Based on satellite images (Landsat TM/ETM+) acquired between 1990 and 2009 and a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) produced by NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavor in 2000, this study focuses on detecting and quantifying spatial and temporal changes of exposed glaciers and moraine-covered glaciers. The results suggest that the Gangotri Glacier has been retreating at a remarkable rate.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College