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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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.