Expedition to Yala Glacier, Nepal

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ICIMOD research team on Yala glacier in May 2016. 
Photo Credit: Jitendra Bajracharya/ICIMOD

ICIMOD and partners of the Cryosphere Monitoring Programme will conduct an expedition to Yala Glacier in the Langtang Valley, Rasuwa, Nepal, as part of the Cryosphere Initiative funded by the Government of Norway. 

The goals of the expedition are to:

  • Conduct the annual glacier mass balance measurement, extend stake network and snow survey (snow pit and snow probing)
  • Do a differential global positioning system (GPS) survey of the stake locations and glacier terminus
  • Download and maintain/reprogramme the ground surface temperature logger at different locations near Yala Glacier