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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.

Year: 2012

From album: Glacial melt in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas

Photographer: Lawrence Hislop

Tags: Mountains Nepal

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