Science: “Dirty glaciers melt just as fast as clean ones”

Science has posted a news item on their website about our research on debris-covered glaciers, following from this upcoming publication:

Pellicciotti, F., Stephan, C., Miles, E., Immerzeel, W. W., & Bolch, T. (2015). Mass changes of the debris-covered glaciers in Langtang Himal 1974-2000 revealed by Hexagon and SRTM data, Journal of Glaciology, 61 (225), 1-27.

Photo of Lirung Glacier ice cliff (by Eduardo Soteras)

Ice cliff present on Lirung Glacier (photo by Eduardo Soteras)

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