Mass Balance Factsheet for the Golubin glacier, Tien Shan
Golubin Glacier is a valley glacier situated in the Northern Tien Shan of Kyrgyzstan. This glacier has been classified as one of the ‘reference glaciers’ by the World Glacier Monitoring Service because it has received continuous long-term observations dating back to the year 1969/70, where interrupted in 1994 and re-established in 2010. First length measurements date back to 1861. Precipitation and temperature data are available at the nearby Alplager meteorological station, located at an altitude of 2145 m a.s.l. since 1981. The average air temperature measured at the Alplager climatic station, the average summer was 12.4 ° C, and the average annual precipitation was 0.563 in mm.
For information on the status of the glacier and on data relating to annual mass balance and other measurements, visit the WGMS Fluctuations of Glaciers Browser.
- Political unit: KG
- WGMS ID: 753
- Latitude: 42.46°N
- Longitude: 74.50°E
- Height min: 3334 m a.s.l.
- Height max: 4350 m a.s.l.
- Measurement types: MASS BALANCE, THICKNESS CHANGE & FRONT VARIATION
- Current Principal Investigator: ERLAN AZISOV & Colleagues
- Current Sponsoring Agency: DEPARTMENT 2 “CLIMATE, WATER AND NATURAL RESOURSES” (CAIAG, KG). Supported by the UNIVERSITY OF FRIBOURG.
Terrestrial and satellite map of Golubin glacier (Google Maps)