Rapid growth of a supraglacial lake, Ngozumpa Glacier, Khumbu Himal, Nepal.

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Abstract

Between October 1998 and October 1999, a supraglacial lake on the Ngozumpa Glacier, Khumbu Himal, Nepal, underwent rapid growth, mainly by a combination of calving retreat and basin flooding during the 1999 monsoon season. The lake is unlikely to develop into a large moraine-dammed lake, but while it persists, growth of the lake will probably continue to result in locally high rates of ablation, contributing to overall downwasting of the glacier surface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDebris-Covered Glaciers
PublisherInternational Association of Hydrological Sciences
Pages177-185
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Publication series

NameIAHS Publication
Volume264

Keywords

  • TSHO-ROLPA

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