Sensitivity of a monsoon-dominated Himalayan glacier to climate change

Period: 2010–2017

Research involved: Field measurements on the Khumbu Glacier of air temperature, debris surface temperature, debris temperature profiles, debris thickness, surface roughness and albedo, and proglacial stream discharge. Field data will be used with 2-D dynamic models and remote-sensing observations to quantify glacier sensitivity to climatic change and monsoon variability.


Quincey, D.J., Luckman, A. & Benn, D., 2009. Quantification of Everest region glacier velocities between 1992 and 2002, using satellite radar interferometry and feature tracking. Journal of Glaciology, 55(192), pp.596–606.