Debris-covered Glaciers and Rock Glaciers in the Nanga Parbat Himalaya, Pakistan

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The origin and mobilization of the extensive debris cover associated with the glaciers of the Nanga Parbat Himalaya is complex. In this paper we propose a mechanism by which glaciers can form rock glaciers through inefficiency of sediment transfer from glacier ice to meltwater. Inefficient transfer is caused by various processes that promote plentiful… (More)

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@inproceedings{SHRODER2008DebriscoveredGA, title={Debris-covered Glaciers and Rock Glaciers in the Nanga Parbat Himalaya, Pakistan}, author={JOHN F. SHRODER and Michael P. Bishop and Luke Copland and Valerie Sloan}, year={2008} }