Retreating Glaciers of the Himalayas: A Case Study of Gangotri Glacier Using 1990-2009 Satellite Images

Retreating Glaciers of the Himalayas: A Case Study of Gangotri Glacier Using 1990-2009 Satellite Images

Date: April 1, 2010
Creator: Ding, Jennifer & Dong, Pinliang
Description: This paper discusses research on the spatial and temporal variation of the Gangotri Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas. The authors discuss how this influences the River Ganges and, consequently, the people of the Indian subcontinent.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Retreating Glaciers of the Himalayas: A Case Study of Gangotri Glacier Using 1990-2009 Satellite Images

Retreating Glaciers of the Himalayas: A Case Study of Gangotri Glacier Using 1990-2009 Satellite Images

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