This study presents a map reporting valuable information on the cryosphere of the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP, the largest protected area of Pakistan and the highest park in the world). All the information is provided considering the CKNP as a whole, and in detail by dividing it into five basins (i.e. Shigar, Hunza, Shyok, Upper Indus, and Gilgit). The glacier inventory reports 608 ice bodies covering 3680 km2 (∼35% of the CKNP area), with a total glacier volume of ca. 532 km3. In addition, we modeled the meltwater from glacier ice ablation over the period 23 July to 9 August 2011. The total melt amount is ca. 1.5 km3. Finally, we considered glacial lakes (202 water-bodies, covering 4 km2). For these latter glacier features, we also analyzed their potentially dangerous conditions and two lakes were found having such conditions.

Inventory of glaciers and glacial lakes of the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP – Pakistan) / A. Senese, D. Maragno, D. Fugazza, A. Soncini, C. D'Agata, R.S. Azzoni, U.F. Minora, R. Elisavuillermoz, M. Asif Khan, A. Shafiq Rana, G. Rasul, C. Smiraglia, G.A. Diolaiuti. - In: JOURNAL OF MAPS. - ISSN 1744-5647. - 14:2(2018), pp. 189-198. [10.1080/17445647.2018.1445561]

Inventory of glaciers and glacial lakes of the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP – Pakistan)

A. Senese
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
;
D. Maragno
Data Curation
;
D. Fugazza
Investigation
;
C. D'Agata
Methodology
;
R.S. Azzoni
Investigation
;
U.F. Minora
Investigation
;
C. Smiraglia
Penultimo
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
G.A. Diolaiuti
Ultimo
Supervision
2018

Abstract

This study presents a map reporting valuable information on the cryosphere of the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP, the largest protected area of Pakistan and the highest park in the world). All the information is provided considering the CKNP as a whole, and in detail by dividing it into five basins (i.e. Shigar, Hunza, Shyok, Upper Indus, and Gilgit). The glacier inventory reports 608 ice bodies covering 3680 km2 (∼35% of the CKNP area), with a total glacier volume of ca. 532 km3. In addition, we modeled the meltwater from glacier ice ablation over the period 23 July to 9 August 2011. The total melt amount is ca. 1.5 km3. Finally, we considered glacial lakes (202 water-bodies, covering 4 km2). For these latter glacier features, we also analyzed their potentially dangerous conditions and two lakes were found having such conditions.
Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP); CKNP glacier inventory; CKNP glacial lake inventory; remote sensing; glacier meltwater; potentially dangerous glacial lakes (PDGLs)
Settore GEO/04 - Geografia Fisica e Geomorfologia
Settore ICAR/06 - Topografia e Cartografia
Settore ICAR/02 - Costruzioni Idrauliche e Marittime e Idrologia
2018
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