Roundup: GLOFs, Iron, and Soil
Observations of a GLOF near Mt. Everest
From The Cryosphere: “Glacier outburst floods with origins from Lhotse Glacier, located in the Everest region of Nepal, occurred on 25 May 2015 and 12 June 2016. The most recent event was witnessed by investigators, which provided unique insights into the magnitude, source, and triggering mechanism of the flood. The field assessment and satellite imagery analysis following the event revealed that most of the flood water was stored englacially and that the flood was likely triggered by dam failure.”
Read more about the GLOF events in Nepal here.
Transfer of Iron to the Antarctic