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What Will We Do?

•Estimate altitude of snow line in region
–GPS + photos
•To study the glacier mass balance, a network of ablation stakes has been installed in 2007 and 2008 using a drill machine. Stakes are 8-10m long (4 or 5 2-m bamboo pieces linked with a metallic wire).
•Measure emergence of stakes on glaciers:
–year of stakes installation
–measure height of snow on top of ice
–measure emerged portion of stakes
–GPS localization of stakes

What will we do

Mera Glacier:

Map of the glacier showing ablation stakes (red) and accumulation stakes (blue)

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Ablation stakes on Mera glacier




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