Past glacier (Würmian) ice thicknesses in the Karakoram and on the Deosai Plateau in the catchment area of the Indus river

Matthias Kuhle
Geomorphological and geological field and laboratory data indicate that the glacier network in the Indus river catchment area (Central Karakoram Mountains and Deosai Plateau), that is the mountain area which continues immediately W of the Tibetan Plateau and forms the western prolongation of the Himalaya, reached a maximum thickness of about 2400-2900 m. They show that during the last glacial period between c. 60 and 18 ka the Central Karakoram and its southern slope were...