Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 9, 2295–2310, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2295-2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 2295–2310, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2295-2015

Research article 07 Dec 2015

Research article | 07 Dec 2015

Debris-covered glacier energy balance model for Imja–Lhotse Shar Glacier in the Everest region of Nepal

D. R. Rounce et al.

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AR by David Rounce on behalf of the Authors (24 Sep 2015)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Oct 2015) by Tobias Bolch
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (22 Oct 2015) by Tobias Bolch
AR by David Rounce on behalf of the Authors (28 Oct 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Nov 2015) by Tobias Bolch
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Short summary
A debris-covered glacier energy balance was used to model debris temperatures and sub-debris ablation rates on Imja-Lhotse Shar Glacier during the 2014 melt season. Field measurements were used to assess model performance. A novel method was also developed using Structure from Motion to estimate the surface roughness. Lastly, the effects of temporal resolution, i.e., 6h and daily time steps, and various methods for estimating the latent heat flux were also investigated.