Field campaign in Trambau Glacier 2016

Himalayan Glaciers are retreating with rates highly variable in each region. Glaciers in Himalaya are often covered with rocks and gravels, which insulate the ice surface from atmosphere and reduce melt. This is one of the reasons why glacier retreat in Himalaya is complex. To study processes governing recent variations of debris covered glaciers in Himalaya, we visited Trambau Glacier in Rolwaling Himal, Nepal. After trecking for a week, we reached 4,000 m a.s.l. and saw the glacier beyond the biggest glacial lake in Himalaya, Tso Rolpa Lake. This study is a part of a JSPS granted research project lead by Nagoya University.