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Potanin Glacier

The Potanin Glacier is the longest and biggest glacier among more than ten of glaciers at Altai Tavan Bogd Mountain of Altai Mountain Range, such as Potanin, Aleksandr, Grane, etc. The glacier is 20 kilometers long, and 5 kilometers wide; the total covers 53.5 square kilometers field however now shrank to 10.4 kilometers long, covering 24.3 square kilometers. Streaming happens from 4365 meters to 2873metres.

The research professor Potanin named the glacier after his name during his geographical expertise around Mongolia in the late 19th century, between the years of 1876 to 1880. Due to climate warming, the Potanin Glacier is slowly decreasing in size as well.

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