Estimate of Glacier Ablation under a Debris Layer from Surface Temperature and Meteorological Variables

M. Nakawo, G.J. Young
1982 Journal of Glaciology  
A simple model suggests that the ablation under a debris layer could be estimated from meteorological variables if the surface temperature data of the layer are available. This method was tested by analyzing the data obtained from experiments with artificial debris layers. Fairly good agreement was obtained between the estimated and the experimental data.
doi:10.3189/s002214300001176x fatcat:qbcbm3rlxfb5xhs77wpldaju5m