Climatological significance of an ice core net-accumulation record at Mt. Qomolangma (Everest)

@article{Hou2000ClimatologicalSO,
  title={Climatological significance of an ice core net-accumulation record at Mt. Qomolangma (Everest)},
  author={Shugui Hou and D. Jian Qin and Cameron Parker Wake and Paul Andrew Mayewski and Jiawen Ren and Qinzhao Yang},
  journal={Chinese Science Bulletin},
  year={2000},
  volume={45},
  pages={259-264}
}
An ice core record at Mt. Qomolangma (Everest) since 1954 reveals a sharp decline in net-accumulation in the 1960s, and the annual net-accumulation during the 1970s to the beginning of the 1990s is only half of that at the end of the 1950s. The decreased net-accumulation is coincident with glacier retreat, which is associated with recent temperature increase in the region that intensified the ablation. Under the background of global warming, such glacier variation trends will aggravate.