Atlas of Glacial lakes

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Atlas of Glacial lakes

Atlas of glacial lakes

Recently, the updated Glacial Lakes Atlas map of the Ganges river basin has been released by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India.

Key Facts

  • In this atlas, released by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, about 4,707 glacial lakes of the Ganga basin have been included for mapping.
  • In this study, glacial lakes with water diffusion area of ​​more than twenty five hectares have been mapped using Resourcesat-2 Linear Imaging Self Scanning Sensor-IV (LISS-IV) satellite data.
  • This atlas is available on the Bhuvan Portal of National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC), ISRO.

Source: The Hindu

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