Shishper Glacier surge
The surging of Shishper Glacier in 2019 blocked a river valley, leading to the formation of an ice-dammed lake.
|Also known as||Shishpar Glacier, Hassanabad Glacier|
|Surge history||1904-1905, 1972-1976, 1993-2002, 2017/2018-|
Ice-dammed lake expansion and glacier terminus advance:
Glacier velocities during the surge:
Onset of the terminus advance in April/May 2018:
Planet Team (2019). Planet Application Program Interface: In Space for Life on Earth. San Francisco, CA. https://api.planet.com
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- Bhambri, R., Watson, C.S., Hewitt, K. et al. The hazardous 2017–2019 surge and river damming by Shispare Glacier, Karakoram. Sci Rep 10, 4685 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-61277-8