Universität Innsbruck




GlHima-Sat Area of Interest

Long title: High resolution spaceborne studies of mass balance processes on glaciers of the Khumbu Himal, Nepal
Funding: Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG)
ASAP (Österreichisches Weltraumprogramm)
Project duration: 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2017


Within the proposed project GlHima-Sat, high-resolution DSM based on Pléiades tri-stereo imagery will be used to calculate the mass balance for the glaciers of the Khumbu Himal region in Nepal. A special focus will be on the important, but hitherto unquantified, role of avalanched snow to glacier mass change. In addition, the influence of rock debris cover on glacier tongues and the role of ice ablation at ice cliffs exposed within the debris covered area will be assessed.

Institute of Geography Christoph Klug
Lorenzo Rieg
Rudolf Sailer
Institute of Meteorology Lindsey Nicholson
Anna Wirbel
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