Birth, growth and decay of glaciers

Glacier snouts that are completely covered by debris in the Himalaya generally lose mass by down-wasting most where the debris cover is thinnest, that is closer to the equilibrium line. As a result large lakes may develop. This view is of the debris-mantled tongue of Khumbu Glacier in the Everest region of Nepal. MH

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