Karakoram Range. [File photo]
Some glaciers on Asia's Karakoram Mountains are defying the global trend and getting thicker, say researchers, BBC reported.
A French team used satellite data to show that glaciers in part of the Karakoram Range, west of the Himalayan region, are putting on mass. The reason is unclear, as glaciers in other parts of the Himalayas are losing mass.
The region's glaciers are poorly studied, yet provide a vital water source for more than a billion people. Although often regarded as part of the Himalayas, the Karakoram Range is technically a separate chain that includes K2, the world's second-highest peak.