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29 December 2019

Mount Everest Region Glaciers December 2019 Limited Accumulation Area

Mount Everest region snowline identified on Dec. 11, 2019 Landsat image (yellow dots).  Green dots indicate the terminus and pink arrows flow direction of specific glaciers: T=Trakarding, DN=Drogpa Nagtsang, M=Melung, BK=Bhote Koshi, S=Shalong, Y=Yanong, G=Gyabarg, YN=Yanong North, GY=Gyachung, J=Jiuda, R=Rongbuk, ER=East Rongbuk, I=Imja, L=Lhotse, M=Marala, K=Khumbu, N=Ngozumpa. The winter monsoon for the Himalaya is a dry cold period with limited new snow accumulation.  The Landsat image of Dec. 11, 2019 …


29 March 2013

Rongbuk Glacier Supraglacial Lake Expansion, China

The Rongbuk Glacier is famous as the climbing gateway to the north side of Mount Everest (Qomolangma). In recent years the great climber and mountain photographer David Breashears has highlighted the change of this glacier over a the 1921-2007 period using repeat images of the glacier. Here we examine a change on the surface of the main Rongbuk glacier over the last 15 years, the development of a substantial supraglacial …