Q. Pensilungpa Glacier was sometime seen in news. It is located in which of the following State/UT?
According to a recent study by Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Pensilungpa Glacier (PG) located in Ladakh”s Zanskar Valley is retreating.
Key Findings of the Study:
- Pensilungpa Glacier (PG) located in Zanskar, Ladakh is retreating. The study has attributed the retreat to an increase in the temperature and decrease in precipitation during winters.
- The study also points to the significant influence of debris cover on the mass balance and retreat of the glacier’s endpoint, especially in summer.
- It is also possible that the precipitation of summer periods at higher altitudes will change from snow to rain, and that may influence the summer and winter patterns.