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Glaciers of Zeravshan Range.

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The Zeravshan ridge from the Igla peak, 4770 meters above sea level, stretches west for 250 kilometers to the Hansa-Chimtarg massif. Its average height is 4140 meters above sea level, the highest point is Tutekpik peak 5430 meters above sea level.
The eastern part of the ridge is higher than the western one, its average height is 4810 meters above sea level, and here, both on the northern and southern slopes, glaciation is more significant. Here are also the largest valley and complex valley glaciers.
In the western part of the ridge, glaciers are small, mainly kar. In total, there are 561 glaciers on the Zeravshan ridge with a total area of ​​269.2 square kilometers. 333 glaciers with an area of ​​182.0 square kilometers are located on the northern slope of the ridge, divided by numerous transverse valleys of the short left tributaries of the Zeravshan River.
There are quite a lot of different types of valley glaciers (complex, simple, hanging, asymmetric), the dimensions of which rarely exceed 3 - 4 km square. Among the valley glaciers, there are both alpine-type glaciers with well-developed firn basins, and Turkestan-type glaciers, feeding mainly on avalanches and landslides of snow and firn from the slopes.
However, the greatest development was gained by small caravan and hanging glaciers up to 0.5 square kilometers in size. The largest glaciers are in the eastern part of the ridge. In the western part of the ridge, small valley and kar glaciers prevail.
The maximum glaciation is located in the altitude range of 3700 - 4000 meters above sea level. The southern slope of the Zeravshan ridge is relatively weakly divided, which together with the southern orientation does not contribute to the development of glaciation.
There are 228 glaciers, their total area is 87.2 square kilometers. Of them 67 glaciers with an area of ​​13.8 kilometers square give runoff to the Zeravshan river basin, the rest - to the Surkhob river basin. Glaciers are located mainly in the altitude range of 4100 - 4400 meters above sea level.
The surface of the glaciers in the western part of the ridge is clean, practically devoid of moraine, in the eastern part, in the Surkhob basin, Turkestan glaciers with extensive moraines on the glacier are found. The largest valley glacier located in the Surkhob river basin. Its length is 6.2 kilometers, an area of ​​5.2 kilometers square, ends at an altitude of 2720 meters above sea level.
The total area of ​​glaciation of the Zerafshan Range is about 307 square kilometers.
The largest glaciers of the Zeravshan ridge.
The Shahisafed Glacier, with a length of 9.2 kilometers, an area of ​​14.1 square kilometers, is located at an altitude of 3000 to 4600 meters above sea level, belongs to the Zeravshan river basin.
The Akhun Glacier, with a length of 9.0 kilometers, an area of ​​5.5 square kilometers, located at an altitude of 3560 to 5200 meters above sea level, belongs to the Zeravshan glacier basin.
The glacier Nazar-Aylyk-2, with a length of 8.2 kilometers, an area of ​​10 square kilometers, located at an altitude of 3320 to 5000 meters above sea level, belongs to the Zeravshan glacier basin.
The Rog Glacier, with a length of 7.1 kilometers, an area of ​​5.2 square kilometers, is located at an altitude of 3040 to 4300 meters above sea level, belongs to the basin of the Zeravshan River.
Glacier Paran, with a length of 6.8 kilometers, an area of ​​9.1 square kilometers, located at an altitude of 3280 to 4400 meters above sea level, belongs to the basin of the Zerafshan glacier.

Authority:
"Glaciers." L.D. Dolgushin, G.B. Osipova. Series "Nature of the world." Moscow, the publishing house "Thought". 1989.