(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

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Advance and retreat phase of the Karakorum glaciers during the 20th century : case studies in the Braldo Valley (Pakistan)

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Variations that took place at the terminus of some Karakorum glaciers (particularly the Baltoro Glacier and the Liligo Glacier) during the 20th century have been reconstructed using several methodologies. The two glaciers studied have shown different behaviour at the termini, at least regarding the rate of variations. The Baltoro is one of the longest glaciers on the Earth : though characterized by phases of expansion (1913-1929, 1954-1987, 1990-1997) and of contraction (1929-1954, 1987-1990), the position of the terminus has moved over time with reduced variations compared to the dimensions of the overall glacier. The Liligo is a small and transversal glacier, already flowing into the Baltoro glacier, and it is characterised by phases of great advance. - (NF)


Article of periodic

published at : Geografia fisica e dinamica quaternaria / ISSN 0391-9838

Editor : Comitato glaciologico italiano, Torino - ITALIE (1978)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 23, no1 [pp. 73-85]

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