Inventory dataset of glacial lakes in the Sikkim Region, India (2000)

This glacial lake inventory receives joint support from International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and United Nations Environment Programme/Regional Resource Centre, Asia and the Pacific (UNEP/RRC-AP).

1. This glacial lake inventory referred to Landsat 4/5 (MSS, TM/1984/1999), Landsat 7 (TM & ETM+), IRS-1C, LISS-III (1995 IRS-1C), (1997 IRS-1D) and other remote sensing data. It reflects the current situation of glacial lakes with areas larger than 0.01 km2 in 2000.

2. Glacial Lake Inventory Coverage: Tista Basin, Sikkim Region

3. Glacial Lake Inventory includes: glacial lake inventory, glacial lake type, glacial lake orientation, glacial lake width, glacial lake area, glacial lake depth, glacial lake length and other attributes.

4. Projection parameter:

Projection: Lambert conformal conic

Ellipsoid: Everest (India 1956)

Datum: India (India, Sikkim)

False easting: 2743196.40

False northing: 914398.80

Central meridian: 90°00’00” E

Central parallel: 26°00’00” N

Scale factor: 0.998786

Standard parallel 1: 23°09’28.17” N

Standard parallel 2: 28°49’8.18” N

Minimum X Value: 2545172

Maximum X Value: 2645240

Minimum Y Value: 1026436

Maximum Y Value: 1163523

For a detailed data description, please refer to the data file and report.

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Inventory dataset of glacial lakes in the Sikkim Region, India (2000). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2011. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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1. Pradeep Kumar Mool,Samjwal Ratna Bajracharya, (2003). Inventory of Glaciers and Glacial Lakes and the Identification of Potential Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) Affected by Global Warming in the Mountains of Himalayan Region ,ICIMOD.( View Details | Bibtex)

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Geographic coverage
East: 89.00 West: 88.00
South: 27.40 North: 28.50
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  • Temporal coverage: 2000-01-08 To 2001-01-07
  • Updated time: 2019-08-15
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