Using this photo and referring to it is encouraged, and please use it in presentations, web pages, newspapers, blogs and reports.
For any form of publication, please include th link to this page and give the photographer credit (in this case Lawrence Hislop)
Nepalese township and Himalayas
Glaciers originate from accumulations of snow and ice and flow down the slope
in response to gravitational forces, and grow or shrink as a result of exchanges of mass and energy. Glaciers gain mass mainly by snowfall, and lose mass
mainly by melting in their lower reaches. Where glaciers terminate in lakes or
the sea, significant mass losses can occur by iceberg calving.