Table 4 Summary of the governing ablation processes and their relative contribution to the ablation (assuming no wind erosion).

From: Glacier ablation and temperature indexed melt models in the Nepalese Himalaya

   Pre-monsoon Monsoon Post-monsoon
Ablation zone: Melt 94%, −41 kg m−2 day−1 79%, −75 kg m−2 day−1 65%, −5 kg m−2 day−1
Sublimation 6%, −3 kg m−2 day−1 21%, −25 kg m−2 day−1 35%, −2 kg m−2 day−1
Number of days Mera 109, Mera 299, Mera 81,
Yala 64 Yala 164 Yala 37
Accumulation zone Melt 0% 0 kg m−2 day−1 7% −9 kg m−2 day−1 No data
Sublimation 100% −7 kg m−2 day−1 93% −12 kg m−2 day−1
Number of days Mera 42 Mera 64