(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Change of Tipra Glacier in the Garhwal Himalaya, India, between 1962 and 2008

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MEHTA M. (1) ; DOBHAL D.P. (1) ; BISHT M.P.S. (2) ;
(1) Wadia Inst. of Himalayan Geology, INDE
(2) HNB Garhwal Univ., INDE


In this study, satellite data, maps and ground-based measurements have been used to obtain the snout retreat and surface changes of the Tipra Glacier in the Alaknanda river basin of the Garhwal Himalaya for the period 1962–2008. It is revealed that a large part of the glacier has been detached from the main trunk and separated into the Tipra and Rataban Glaciers as it had one outlet (snout) in 1987. Between 1962 and 2002 estimated surface area reduced by ~18% and snout retreat was ~535 m. Measurement of snout positions of the Tipra and Rataban Glaciers from 2002 to 2008 indicates an enhanced annual retreat. The observations compared with the other studies carried out in the region show a significant reduction in glacier areas. The increased retreat rate of glacier snouts is probably a direct consequence of global warming


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 35, no6 [pp. 721-738]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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