Relative effect of slope and equilibrium line altitude on the retreat of Himalayan glaciers

@inproceedings{Venkatesh2011RelativeEO,
  title={Relative effect of slope and equilibrium line altitude on the retreat of Himalayan glaciers},
  author={T. Prabha Venkatesh and Anil V. Kulkarni and Jayashree Srinivasan},
  year={2011}
}
It has been observed that a majority of glaciers in the Himalayas have been retreating. In this paper, we show that there are two major factors which control the advance/retreat of the Himalayan glaciers. They are the slope of the glacier and changes in the equilibrium line altitude. While it is well known, that these factors are important, we propose a new way of combining them and use it to predict retreat. The functional form of this model has been derived from numerical simulations using an… CONTINUE READING

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