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The future of Asia's glaciers

Glaciers in the high mountains of Asia are a crucial water resource, but are at risk from global warming. Modelling suggests that the glaciers will shed mass in direct proportion to the warming to which they are exposed. See Letter p.257

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Figure 1: Ngozumpa Glacier.

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Figure 2: Future mass loss of glaciers in the high mountains of Asia (HMA).

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Cogley, J. The future of Asia's glaciers. Nature 549, 166–167 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/549166a

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