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Volume 11, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 11, 407–426, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-407-2017
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The Cryosphere, 11, 407–426, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-407-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Research article 03 Feb 2017

Research article | 03 Feb 2017

Spatial variability in mass loss of glaciers in the Everest region, central Himalayas, between 2000 and 2015

Owen King et al.
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We used multiple digital elevation models to quantify melt on 32 glaciers in the Everest region of the Himalayas. We examined whether patterns of melt differed depending on whether the glacier terminated on land or in water. We found that glaciers terminating in large lakes had the highest melt rates, but that those terminating in small lakes had comparable melt rates to those terminating on land. We carried out this research because Himalayan people are highly dependent on glacier meltwater.
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