Petrov Glacier

Petrov Glacier

 

a glacier in the Tien-Shan, in the Kirghiz SSR, in the mountains of Akshiirak. Source of the Kumtor River, the headstream of the Naryn. Covering an area of 73.9 sq km, it is 14.3 km long and 1.8 km wide in the lower part. The glacier is named after the topographer in A. V. Kaul’bars’ expedition of 1869.

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In 2015, according to Bakirov, Kumtor consumed 5.542 billion m3 of water from the Petrov glacier.
Two more agreements were signed on joint research projects at Lake Issyk-Kul, Petrov Glacier, mineral resources of the western Tien Shan in December 2013.
Sergey Erokhin named the following factors that may cause outburst of the lake: intensive growth of the lake in size, intensive melting of the Petrov glacier which falls into the lake, weakened sustainability of the glacial moraine dam of the lake.The USSR Lake Studies Institute studied the lake since 1978.