Timing of Late Quaternary glacial moraines south of Mount Everest, Khumbu Himal, Nepal

B Richards, Douglas Iain Benn, LA Owen, EJ Rhodes, JQ Spencer

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Abstract

Moraines south of Mount Everest in the Khumbu Himal were dated using optically stimulated luminescence. Clustering of ages and morphostratigraphy allowed three advances to be dated: (1) the Periche Glacial Stage (ca. 18-25 ka), (2) the Chhukung Glacial Stage (ca. 10 ha), and (3) the Lohuche Stage (ca. 1-2 ha). The Periche Stage is coincident with Oxygen Isotope Stage 2; the Chhukung Stage represents a late glacial or early Holocene glacial advance; and the Lohuche Stage is a late Holocene glacial advance that predates the Little Ice Age.

Original languageEnglish
Volume112
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000

Keywords

  • dating
  • glaciers
  • Himalaya
  • Last Glacial Maximum
  • monsoons
  • Mount Everest
  • EQUILIBRIUM-LINE ALTITUDES
  • YOUNGER-DRYAS
  • ARABIAN SEA
  • SUMMER MONSOON
  • RONGBUK VALLEY
  • LUMINESCENCE
  • MORAINES
  • CLIMATE
  • QUARTZ
  • TIBET

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