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Change Monitoring of Burphu Glacier from 1963 to 2011 using Remote Sensing?

Journal: International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing - IJCSMC (Vol.3, No. 4)

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Page : 293-296

Keywords : Glacier; glacier retreat; Himalaya; Burphu glacier; satellite images;

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Himalayas has one of the largest resources of snow and ice, which act as a freshwater reservoir for all the rivers originating from it. Monitoring of these resources is important for the assessment of availability of water in the Himalayan Rivers. The mapping of Glaciers is very difficult task because of the inaccessibility and remoteness of the terrain. Remote sensing techniques are often the only way to analyze glaciers in remote mountains and to monitor a large number of glaciers in multitemporal manner. This paper presents the results obtained from the analysis of a set of multitemporal Landsat MSS, TM and ETM+images for the monitoring and analysis of Burphu Glacier.

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