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Pakistan Glaciers



Major Named Pakistan Glaciers

Siachen Glacier, 1056.42 Sq Km
Hispar Glacier, 521.152 Sq Km
Biafo Glacier, 426.087 Sq Km
Batura Glacier, 336.718 Sq Km
Panmah Glacier, 289.014 Sq Km
Kondus Glacier, 284.93 Sq Km
Chogo Glacier, 256.873 Sq Km
Chiantar Glacier, 231.568 Sq Km
Khurdopin Glacier, 205.436 Sq Km
Bilafond Glacier, 183.49 Sq Km
Virjerab Glacier, 147.743 Sq Km
Central_Rimo Glacier, 145.12 Sq Km
Yazgil Glacier, 134.27 Sq Km
Bulaerdu Glacier, 133.53 Sq Km
Hasanabad Glacier, 131.203 Sq Km
Mulungutti Glacier, 112.35 Sq Km
North_Terong Glacier, 108.24 Sq Km
Barpu Glacier, 106.004 Sq Km
Chogolisa Glacier, 102.11 Sq Km
Ghandogoro Glacier, 90.49 Sq Km
Gharesa Glacier, 85.058 Sq Km
Yashkuk Yaz Glacier, 76.362 Sq Km
Sherpikang Glacier, 73.8 Sq Km
Momhil Glacier, 69.277 Sq Km
Aling Glacier, 65.77 Sq Km
Karambar Glacier, 63.321 Sq Km
Pasu Glacier, 62.945 Sq Km
Toshain Glacier, 56.801 Sq Km
Bualtar Glacier, 54.375 Sq Km
Soiu Glacier, 53.273 Sq Km
Hucho_Alcho Glacier, 52.802 Sq Km
Kukki Jerab Glacier, 51.79 Sq Km
Hinacna Glacier, 51.259 Sq Km
Minapin Glacier, 46.43 Sq Km
Salili Glacier, 41.903 Sq Km
Koz Yaz Glacier, 41.641 Sq Km
Zindikharam Glacier, 40.976 Sq Km
Layogma Glacier, 40.31 Sq Km
Chhateboi Glacier, 38.097 Sq Km
Hucho_Alcho Glacier, 37.137 Sq Km
Kotal Kash Glacier, 35.746 Sq Km
Chhatiboi Glacier, 34.044 Sq Km
Chhungphar Glacier, 33.721 Sq Km
Ghulkin Glacier, 33.512 Sq Km
Bazhin Glacier, 33.509 Sq Km
Noroghikuh Glacier, 33.382 Sq Km
Manial Glacier, 32.319 Sq Km
Shaxinitulu Glacier, 31.5 Sq Km
Masherbrum Glacier, 29.8 Sq Km
Darkot Glacier, 29.778 Sq Km
South_Terong Glacier, 29.73 Sq Km
Shetor Glacier, 28.93 Sq Km
Parpik Glacier, 27.974 Sq Km
Chikzar Glacier, 26.86 Sq Km
Sachen Glacier, 24.172 Sq Km
Slikiang Glacier, 23.407 Sq Km
Aling Glacier, 22.175 Sq Km
Ghughuel Glacier, 21.978 Sq Km
Pechus Glacier, 17.763 Sq Km
Ponarilio Glacier, 16.851 Sq Km
Thalo Glacier, 16.529 Sq Km
Barbin Glacier, 15.927 Sq Km
Surgin Glacier, 15.779 Sq Km
Yenguiz Har Glacier, 15.385 Sq Km
Khorabohrt Glacier, 13.972 Sq Km
Siru Glacier, 13.885 Sq Km
Madit Glacier, 13.664 Sq Km
Lupghar Yaz Glacier, 13.109 Sq Km
Pekhin Glacier, 12.459 Sq Km
Balocho Glacier, 12.055 Sq Km
Gul Khwaja Ulwin Glacier, 11.801 Sq Km
Ishporili Glacier, 11.496 Sq Km
Mushk Bar Glacier, 11.424 Sq Km
Dzingrulma Glacier, 11.35 Sq Km
Kailas Glacier, 11.03 Sq Km
Dong_Dong Glacier, 10.99 Sq Km
Gazin Glacier, 10.761 Sq Km
Gordoghan Glacier, 10.352 Sq Km
Akejilega Glacier, 10.02 Sq Km

Pakistan Glacier Database Field Descriptions

PHOTO_YEAR
Description: The 4-digit year of the photograph used for measurements of Pakistan glacier parameters. Note: If more than one photograph were used, the most relevant year is recorded here; and the others used are recorded in the REMARKS field. In general, the Pakistan glaciers outlines; and hence, the values for area and length; were determined from Pakistan aerial photographs, so we recommend using the PHOTO_YEAR for glacier area values.
No Data Value: Null
Example: 1976

MAX_ELEV
Description: Maximum elevation of the highest point of the Pakistan glacier in meters above sea level, up to 4 digits.
No Data Value: Null
Example: 3962

MEAN_ELEV
Description: The mean elevation is the altitude of the contour line, in meters above sea level, that halves the area of the glacier, up to 4 digits.
No Data Value: Null
Example: 3170

MIN_ELEV
Description: The minimum elevation of the lowest point of the glacier in meters above sea level, up to 4 digits.
No Data Value: Null
Example: 1590

FORM
0 Miscellaneous Any type not listed below.
1 Compound Basins Two or more individual valley glaciers issuing from tributary valleys and coalescing.
2 Compound Basin Two or more individual accumulation basins feeding one glacier system.
3 Simple Basin Single accumulation area.
4 Cirque Occupies a separate, rounded, steep-walled recess which has formed on a mountain side.
5 Niche Small glacier in a V-shaped gully or depression on a mountain slope; generally more common than genetically further-developed cirque glacier.
6 Crater Occurring in extinct or dormant volcanic craters.
7 Ice Apron Irregular, usually thin ice mass which adheres to mountain slopes or ridges.
8 Group A number of similar ice masses occurring in close proximity to one another but are too small to be assessed individually.
9 Remnant Inactive, usually small ice masses left by a receding Pakistan glacier.

FRONT_PROF:
0 Miscellaneous Any type not listed below.
1 Piedmont Ice field formed on a lowland area by lateral expansion of one or coalescence of several glaciers.
2 Expanded Foot Lobe or fan formed where the lower portion of the glacier leaves the confining wall of a valley and extends on to a less restricted and more level surface.
3 Lobed Part of an ice sheet or ice cap, disqualified as an outlet glacier.
4 Calving Terminus of a glacier sufficiently extending into sea or lake water to produce icebergs; includes- for this inventory- dry land ice calving which would be recognizable from the "lowest glacier elevation."
5 Confluent Coalescing, non-contributing.
6 Irregular, mainly clean ice (mountain or valley glaciers).
7 Irregular, mainly debris-covered (mountain or valley glaciers).
8 Single lobe, mainly clean ice (mountain or valley glaciers).
9 Single lobe, mainly debris-covered (mountain or valley glaciers).

SRC_NOURSH:
0 Unknown
1 Snow
2 Avalanches
3 Superimposed ice

TONGUE_ACT:
0 Uncertain
1 Marked retreat
2 Slight retreat
3 Stationary
4 Slight advance
5 Marked advance
6 Possible surge
7 Known surge
8 Oscillating

TOTAL_AREA:
The total area of the glacier in a horizontal projection in square kilometers.

AREA_ACY:
Area Accuracy Ratings
Rating Accuracy (%)
1 0 - 5
2 5 - 10
3 10 - 15
4 15 - 30
5 > 30

AREA_IN_ST:
The total area of the Pakistan glacier that resides in the political state concerned in a horizontal projection in square kilometers.

AREA_EXP:
The area of the exposed ice of the glacier in a horizontal projection in square kilometers.

MEAN_WIDTH:
The mean width of the Pakistan glacier in a horizontal projection in kilometers.

MEAN_LENGT:
Mean length of the Pakistan glacier in a horizontal projection in kilometers.

MAX_LENGTH:
Maximum length of the Pakistan glacier in kilometers measured along the most important flowline in a horizontal projection.

MAX_LEN_EX:
Maximum length, in kilometers, of the exposed ice of the glacier in a horizontal projection.

MAX_LEN_AB:
Maximum length, in kilometers, of the ablation area of the Pakistan glacier in a horizontal projection.


Source: World Glacier Inventory
Map Copyright CCCARTO 2016