Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 9, 1105–1128, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1105-2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 1105–1128, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1105-2015

Research article 27 May 2015

Research article | 27 May 2015

Modelling glacier change in the Everest region, Nepal Himalaya

J. M. Shea et al.

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AR by Joseph Shea on behalf of the Authors (26 Feb 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Ben Marzeion (16 Mar 2015)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (25 Mar 2015) by Tobias Bolch
AR by Joseph Shea on behalf of the Authors (07 Apr 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Apr 2015) by Tobias Bolch
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Short summary
A glacier mass balance and redistribution model that integrates field observations and downscaled climate fields is developed to examine glacier sensitivity to future climate in the Everest region of Nepal. The modelled sensitivity of glaciers to future climate change is high, and glacier mass loss is sustained through the 21st century for both middle- and high-emission scenarios. Projected temperature increases will expose large glacier areas to melt and reduce snow accumulations.