Yolyn Am, dying glacier of the Gobi desert, Mongolia

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 29 November 2018 at 04:01:19 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 14 March 2019 at 03:55:31 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 07 June 2019 at 03:55:49 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 04 October 2020 at 03:56:21 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Icefield, glacier, snow, plateau, reg, desert, global warming, Mongolia
Fig. 1 - S2 (04.10.2020) - Yolyn Am or Vulture's Valley lies in the northern part of the Gobi desert, Mongolia.
Fig. 2 - S2 (14.10.2020) - It is a narrow rock canyon stretching 40 km long containing a glacier in the middle.
Fig. 3 - S2 (23.11.2020) - During the winter the small stream in the canyon builds up a layer of ice several meters thick.
Fig. 4 - S2 (29.11.2018) - The walls of the canyon rise so steeply that they block sunlight from the stream below.
Fig. 5 - S2 (14.03.2019) - Yolyn Am is one of the most beautiful places in the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.
Fig. 6 - S2 (07.06.2019) - In past years it remained year round, now it melts in late July.