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List of Important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountain Range

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    List of Important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountain Range

    A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight. It is form by the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years. It is the largest reservoir of fresh water on the Earth (75 percent of the world's fresh water). The names of important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountain with their location are given below:

    Important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountains

    Name of Glacier

    Location

    Siachin

    Eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas

    Fedchenko (It is the longest glacier in the world outside of the polar regions)

    Karakoram

    Hispar

    Karakoram

    Biafo

    Karakoram

    Baltoro

    Karakoram

    Rongbuk

    Kanchenjunga-Everest

    Chongo-Lungma

    Karakoram

    Khurdaplo

    Karakoram

    LoLofond

    Karakoram

    Yarkand Rimo

    Karakoram

    Gangotri

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Godwin Austen

    Karakoram

    Pasu

    Karakoram

    Zemu

    Kanchenjunga-Everest

    Chong Kumdan

    Karakoram

    Kanchenjunga

    Kanchenjunga-Everest

    Milam

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Chungpur

    Pir Panjal

    To Lam Bau

    Kanchenjunga-Everest

    Bhagirath Kharak

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Sonapani

    Pir Panjal

    Bara Shighi

    Pir Panjal

    Rakhiot

    Pir Panjal

    Gangri

    Pir Panjal

    Rambang

    Kanchenjunga-Everest

    Kafni Glacier

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Kalabaland Glacier

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Kedar Bamak Glacier

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Meola Glacier

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Namik Glacier

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Panchchuli Glacier

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Pindari Glacier

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Ralam Glacier

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Sona Glacier

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Satopanth Glacier

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Sunderdhunga Glacier

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Dokriani Glacier

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Chorabari Glacier

    Kumaon-Garhwal

    Lonak

    North-east Himalayas

    Chhota Shigri

    Pir Panjal

    Trango

    Karakoram

    Glaciers are unique because they are reservoir of fresh water, have sheer mass and their ability to move (Glaciers flow like very slow rivers). It may move in two ways- Internal flow is when the pressure and gravity on the ice in a glacier cause it to move downhill; Basal sliding is when an entire glacier moves because its base is slightly melted. The river, valley and lakes are formed after melting of glaciers. As per National Snow & Ice Date Centre, it occupies about 10 percent of the world's total area.

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