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Debris-covered glaciers proceedings of an international workshop held at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA, 13-15 September 2000 by

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Published by IAHS in Wallingford, Oxfordshire .
Written in English


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Statementedited by M. Nakawo, C.F. Raymond, A. Fountain.
SeriesIAHS publication -- no. 264.
ContributionsFountain, A., Raymond, C. F., Nakao, Masayoshi.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 288 p. :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18141882M
ISBN 101901502317

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  Debris-covered glaciers are characterised by a mantle of rock material, the supraglacial debris, spread over part of the ablation zone. The debris Author: Elisabeth Mayr, Wilfried Hagg.   This debris cover arguably makes the glaciers look less impressive than cleaner glaciers – I’ve certainly heard some disappointment voiced from tourists who climb up the glacier moraine from Gokyo to get their first glimpse of the mighty Ngozumpa Glacier (see photo), and wonder why they are looking out onto what looks like a choppy grey sea of rocks. Glaciers and Glaciation is the classic textbook for all students of glaciation. Stimulating and accessible, it has established a reputation as a comprehensive and essential resource. In this new edition, the text, references and illustrations have been thoroughly updated to give today's reader an up-to-the minute overview of the nature, origin and behaviour of glaciers and the geological and Cited by: Thus, in debris-covered glaciers ice accounts for more than 70% of the mass and in rock glaciers the proportion of ice is significantly lower (Janke et al., ; Whalley et al., ). However.

Extensive covers of supraglacial debris are often present in glacier ablation areas, and it is essential to assess exactly how the debris affects glacier melt rates. This paper presents a physically based energy-balance model for the surface of a debris-covered glacier. Invited review Classification of debris-covered glaciers and rock glaciers in the Andes of central Chile Jason R. Jankea,⁎, Antonio C. Bellisarioa, Francisco A. Ferrandob,1 a Metropolitan State University of Denver, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, CB 22 Denver, CO, USA b Departamento de Geografía, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.   Debris‐covered glaciers are ubiquitous in the Himalaya, and this debris significantly alters the evolution of these glaciers. Estimating the thickness of debris on these glaciers, however, remains a by: 8. GLACIER BOOKS are specialist book dealers, who buy and sell New, Secondhand & Antiquarian Books on all aspects of Mountaineering, Mountain Travel and Polar Exploration. We have an extensive stock of books on all the Mountain and Polar Regions of the world.

one third of the glaciers in the Khumbu Himal are debris-covered (Fujii & Higuchi ). These debris-covered tongues are characterised by a rough surface, sharp local declines of up to 20 m, the. Changes to the state of debris-covered glaciers pose a hazard to nearby communities, with rapidly-growing, moraine-dammed lakes a particular threat. This workshop will allow scientists and practitioners to explore the current state of the science on debris-covered glaciers in high mountain environments such as high Asia and the Andes. that a thinning glacier rapidly becomes debris-covered over the ablation area, reducing the rate of ice loss. KEYWORDS: climate change, debris-covered glaciers, glacier ablation phenomena INTRODUCTION Himalayan glaciers are classified as clean-ice type (C-type) and debris-covered ice type (D-type) (Moribayashi and Higuchi, ; Shroder and Cited by: Debris-covered glaciers. Debris-covered glaciers have large areas of their ablation area (and occasionally part of their accumulation area) covered by a layer of rock debris, including dust, ash, and sediment of various sizes (Cogley et al., ).Cited by: