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Agricultural land, Nepal

Predicting the future response of mountain glaciers is fraught with difficulty. The world’s mountain ranges encompass a huge range of topographic and climatic environments, and each glacier has a unique relationship with local terrain and microclimate. Indeed, local variation is so great that it is impossible to make general statements about glacier response even within single mountain ranges.

Year: 2012

From album: Glacial melt in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas

Photographer: Lawrence Hislop

Tags: Nepal

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