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Khumbu Glacier

This was the second of a series of three campaigns studying supraglacial pond development and melt at ice cliffs on the debris covered Khumbu Glacier. An ascent of Lobuche East (6090m) gave them a good vantage point over the Khumbu Glacier. They completed 11 photographic surveys of ice cliffs which will be processed to generate 3D point clouds, from which melt data can be calculated. They surveyed 19 supraglacial ponds to derive area/volume relationships, enabling the estimation of surface water storage from satellite images.

May - June 2016
Cameron Scott Watson, Owen King and Darren Jones

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