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The Khumbu Glacier is located in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal and flows down from the Khumbu Icefall on the southern slopes of Mount Everest. Jump to: navigation, search Aletsch glacier, Switzerland professional wrestler, see Ray Lloyd A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity. ... Khumbu is one of three subregions of the main Sherpa settlement of the Himalaya, the other two being Solu and Pharak. ... The Khumbu Icefall is an icefall at the head of the Khumbu Glacier. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth above mean sea level. ...


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Bibilography: Glacier Studies in the Himalaya (6478 words)
Bhatti, A.K. (1962) Glaciers and the Indus Basin.
Miller, M.M. (1970) Glaciology of the Khumbu glacier and Mount Everest.
Munsi, S.K. (1965) Geomorphology of the Biling Lumpa Valley and the Gangstang Glacier.
NATEXAMINER: Global Warming - Glacier Retreat (7208 words)
As is true with the glaciers located in the tropical zone, virtually all the glaciers in the mid latitudes are in a state of negative mass balance and are retreating.
The largest glacier in France, the Mer de Glace, which is 11 km (6.85 miles) long and 400 m (1,312 ft) thick, has lost 8.3% of its length, or 1 km (0.6 miles), in 130 years, and thinned by 27%, or 150 m (492 ft), in the mid-section of the glacier since 1907.
In Greenland glacier retreat has been observed in outlet glaciers, resulting in an increase of the ice flow rate and destabilization of the mass balance of the ice sheet that is their source.
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