Glacier velocity

See glacier velocities for the Everest region or Central Himalaya

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Everest region

Glacier velocity derived from feature tracking on two Sentinel-2 satellite images (2016 and 2017). As glaciers thin, their lower parts generally become increasingly stagnant and flatter, which can allow meltwater to pool on the surface.

Velocity data derived using Sentinel-2 imagery. Glacier outlines: RGI Consortium (2017). Randolph Glacier Inventory – A Dataset of Global Glacier Outlines: Version 6.0: Technical Report, Global Land Ice Measurements from Space, Colorado, USA. Digital Media. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5-RGI-60

Glacier flow observed on Ngozumpa Glacier from two Sentinel-2 images (2016 and 2017)

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)

Central Himalaya

Velocity data derived using Sentinel-2 imagery (2016-2017). Data are shown at 100 m resolution to reduce page loading time. Velocities were post-processed but may contain local blunders.

Glacier outlines: RGI Consortium (2017). Randolph Glacier Inventory – A Dataset of Global Glacier Outlines: Version 6.0: Technical Report, Global Land Ice Measurements from Space, Colorado, USA. Digital Media. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5-RGI-60