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May 17, 2018
Winter Season Ablation in 2018 Mount Everest Region, Himalaya
Landsat images from Nov. 17 2017 and Feb. 10 2018 indicate a rise in the snowline, purple dots, on glaciers east of Mount Everest, indicating ablation even in winter from the terminus to the snowline. Rongbuk Glacier=R, East Rongbuk Glacier=ER Far East Rongbuk Glacier=F, Kada Glacier=K, Barun Glacier=B, Imja Glacier=I and Kangshung Glacier=KX. The Mount Everest region glaciers are summer accumulation type glaciers with 70% of the annual precipitation occurring …