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ESurf | Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 411-427, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-411-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 411-427, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-411-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 14 May 2019

Research article | 14 May 2019

Sediment supply from lateral moraines to a debris-covered glacier in the Himalaya

Teun van Woerkom et al.
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Using data obtained from multiple UAV flights over a debris-covered glacier in the Himalaya between 2013 and 2018, we show that the adjacent moraines erode at rates of up to 16 cm per year, contributing to this debris cover. With retreating ice and resulting instability of moraines, this causes the glacier to cover a narrow zone along the lateral moraines in ever-thicker layers of rocks, resulting in a possible future decrease of local melt.
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