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Contact: Julie Chao
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Himalayan Glacier

Caption: This map of the change in annual linear snow cover from 1990 to 2001 shows a thick band (blue) across the Himalayas with decreases of at least 16 percent while a few smaller patches (red) saw increases. The data was collected by the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Credit: courtesy of NSCIDC

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