Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 13, 219–236, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-219-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 219–236, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-219-2019

Research article 24 Jan 2019

Research article | 24 Jan 2019

Characterizing the behaviour of surge- and non-surge-type glaciers in the Kingata Mountains, eastern Pamir, from 1999 to 2016

Mingyang Lv et al.

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We highlight 28 glaciers in the Kingata Mountains, among which 17 have changed markedly over the last decade. We identify four advancing and 13 surge-type glaciers. The dynamic evolution of the surges is similar to that of Karakoram, suggesting that both hydrological and thermal controls are important for surge initiation and recession. Topography seems to be a dominant control on non-surge glacier behaviour. Most glaciers experienced a significant and diverse change in their motion patterns.