Glacier Snout Monitoring in the Himalayas

By: V K Raina, Dr. Snehmani and C V Sangewar

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Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction: glaciers a general description. 2. Glaciation limit in the Himalayas. 3. Glacier monitoring and snout fluctuation. I. Jammu and Kashmir: 4. Siachen glacier. 5. Mamostong glacier. 6. Kumdan surging glaciers, Chong Kumdan glacier, Kichik Kumdan glacier, Aktash glacier. 7. Kangriz glacier. 8. Machoi glacier. 9. Kolahoi glacier. 10. Thazwas glacier. 11. Shishram glacier. 12. Harmuk glacier. II. Himachal Pradesh: 13. Bara Shigri glacier. 14. Sonapani glacier. III. Uttarakhand: 15. Gangotri glacier. 16. Satopanth and Bhagirath Kharak glacier. 17. Tiprabank glacier. 18. Pindari glacier. 19. Milam glacier. 20. Shankalpa glacier. 21. Poting glacier. IV. Sikkim: 22. Zemu glacier. 23. The onglakthang/Alukthang group of glaciers Guicha glacier. 24. Climate change/glacier snout fluctuation. 25. Comparative photographs of the snouts of a few glaciers with ten years or more record. Postscript. References. From the preface: The book has 24 chapters dealing with the subject. Introductory three chapters (1-3) and the Chapter XXIV deal, in a generalised way, with the glacier as an entity, limits of past glaciations-altitude wise, short history of monitoring of the glacier snouts in the Himalayas and glacier response to climate change. Other chapters deal with individual glaciers or combination of glaciers as in the case of Surging Kumdan glaciers, Satopanth-Baghirathi Kharak glaciers or the Alukthang group, spread from North West Himalayas to Eastern Himalayas. Besides there are two additional chapters: Chapter 25 deals with comparative photographs of last three decades of the snouts of some glaciers and references gives the list of books consulted for the compilation of the monograph. Names of the glaciers and localities are often spelled in different ways in different publications. To avoid confusion, I have, wherever it is possible, used the names as spelled by Survey of India in their maps published post 1966. Printed Pages: 385.

Title: Glacier Snout Monitoring in the Himalayas

Author Name: V K Raina, Dr. Snehmani and C V Sangewar

Categories: India, Geology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Bangalore, India, Geological Society of India:

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