Investigating Mass Loss Processes on Khumbu Glacier
The objectives were to study how the Khumbu Glacier is responding to climate change. There was concern about the impact of the earthquakes in the area earlier in the year, but trails had been mostly repaired, and lodges open, though there were very few tourists around. All the measuring equipment was installed as planned before the glacier surface froze in late October, and measurements collected. Results will be reported in published scientific papers.