Indus Basin Glaciers


Digital polygon data of Status of Glaciers in Indus Basin during 2005 ± 3 (2002-2008) years. This dataset is created using Landsat ETM+ imageries of respective years. The glacier outlines was derived semi-automatically using object-based image classification (OBIC ) method separately for clean ice and debris cover and further editing and validation was done carefully by draping over the high resolution images from Google Earth. The attribute data were assigned to each glacier using 90m resolution SRTM DEM. The accuracy of the Digital Data prepared depends on the base source Data and Maps. No assessment or ground truthing has been carried out on this data. ICIMOD accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracy, errors, or omissions in this data.


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