Glacier Monitoring

Assessment of the Current State of Glaciers in Uzbekistan

glacier2Year: 2012-2013
Country: Uzbekistan
Location within country: Pskem, Kashkadarya and Surhandarya river basins

The objectives of this project were: 1) To delineate the extent of glaciers in the study area, 2) To define morphological characteristics of the glaciers.
This study has been carried out in two areas, 1) Pskem river basin in North and 2) Kashkadarya and Surhandarya river basins in South of the country.

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Studying the Outburst of the Mertsbaher Lake of Kyrgyzstan using Satellite Images and Field Data

glacier1Year: 2011-2012
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Location within country: Mertsbaher Lake

The objectives of this project were: 1) To monitor the Mertsbaher lake development, 2) To find a relationship between temperature and the lake outburst, 3) To estimate the glacier movements and velocity.
The Merzbacher Lake in the Inylchek Glacier bursts out with a flow up to 1000 m3/second due to ice movement during the summer and autumn period and formations of cracks in a zone of unloading of the Southern Inylchek Glacier.

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