Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
The Cryosphere, 12, 3891–3905, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3891-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 3891–3905, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3891-2018
Research article
13 Dec 2018
Research article | 13 Dec 2018

Glacial and geomorphic effects of a supraglacial lake drainage and outburst event, Everest region, Nepal Himalaya

Evan S. Miles et al.

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