A photo from open sources Glaciers on the mountain range Carocorum, not only do not melt, but also increase from year to year. A team of researchers from the United States has created a model that explains an anomaly of the Karakoram – a mountain system in the Himalayas, the glaciers of which do not are melting. As you know, the gradual heating of our planet is detrimental affects the state of glaciers, many of which may disappear in for the next century or earlier. Karakoram, mountain range, which stretches along the borders of China, India and Pakistan, is the only exception to this global trend. Scientists found that glaciers there not only do not melt, but increase in size in spite of all forecasts.
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To reveal why glaciers are in this part of the world stably despite rising global temperature, researchers collected weather data from 1861 in three main parts Himalayan chain – the southeast section, the central sector and Karakoram. The amount of information allowed scientists to create much more an accurate map of the area than in previous attempts, up to plotting a plot of just 49 square meters. km
After entering the data and starting the simulation of weather conditions until 2100 climatologists discovered that central and southeastern parts of the Himalayas received more moisture from the monsoons. In Karakoram on the contrary, the maximum rainfall fell in winter, which means heavy snowfalls and, as a result, overgrowth glaciers. According to the simulation results, glaciers in this part the globe will definitely continue to exist until 2100.