Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Historic Photographs


Glacier Inventory of the USSR
Published by the Soviets in 1974 as part of an inventory of all the glaciers in the USSR , these historic photographs are of glaciers in the At-Bashy Range. Reference numbers of the glaciers correspond to maps and estimates of size. This summer, I plan to reproduce many of these through repeat photography to provide visual documentation of changes in ice cover. Additional data, including area estimates, from the USSR inventory will aid my analysis on quantifying glacial retreat in the At-Bashy Range. It took a while to find these historic inventories tucked away in local office, but I was thrilled to finally find them. For future work, I will be scanning all of the inventory that covers the Tien Shan and digital copies will be inventoried with The University of Central Asia.





Source: Katalog Lednikov SSSR [Glacier Inventory of the USSR](in Russian) 1974 Centralnaya Aziaya [Central Asia], Tom 14 V 1 Kyrgyzstan Part 6 Katalog Lednikov SSSR [Glacier Inventory of the USSR]

Historical Maps


Glacier Inventory of the USSR
Published in 1974, these historic maps indicate glaciers in the At-Bashy Range, as part of an inventory of all glaciers in the former Soviet Union conducted from 1964-1974. Reference numbers correspond to estimates of size and a few selected glaciers have photograph documentation. Click on the maps to enlarge them.


OVERVIEW MAP




Source: Katalog Lednikov SSSR [Glacier Inventory of the USSR](in Russian) 1974 Centralnaya Aziaya [Central Asia], Tom 14 V 1 Kyrgyzstan Part 6 Katalog Lednikov SSSR [Glacier Inventory of the USSR]