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Knowledge about glacier mass changes in high Asia significantly improved due to TUD-IFK research


Bolch, Tobias; Pieczonka, Tino; Holzer, Nicolai; Peters, Juliane; Mukherjee, Kriti; Bhattacharya, Atanu (2016). Knowledge about glacier mass changes in high Asia significantly improved due to TUD-IFK research. In: Burghardt, Dirk. Vom Gelände zur Karte ... Festschrift anlässlich des 65. Geburtstages von Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Manfred F. Buchroithner. Dresden: Technische Universität Dresden, 13-24.

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Glaciers in High Asia are subject of research at the Institute for Cartography at TU Dresden (IfK) for more than 10 years. One major and worldwide almost unique focus is the estimation of glacier mass budgets using multi-temporal digital terrain models based on declassified reconnaissance imagery from the 1960s and 1970s. It could be shown with this data that the glaciers in the Himalaya and the Tien Shan have the highest rates of mass loss since the 1970s. While the mass loss probably increased in the Himalaya since ~2000, no significant changes in the loss rate or even a slight decrease in mass loss could be found for the Tien Shan. Furthermore, we could show that glaciers in the Eastern Pamir and the Karakoram were in balance not only in the recent decade but also since the 1970s. The IfK-team, motivated and supported by Manfred Buchroithner contributed therefore significantly to the knowledge about glacier mass changes in High Asia.

Abstract

Glaciers in High Asia are subject of research at the Institute for Cartography at TU Dresden (IfK) for more than 10 years. One major and worldwide almost unique focus is the estimation of glacier mass budgets using multi-temporal digital terrain models based on declassified reconnaissance imagery from the 1960s and 1970s. It could be shown with this data that the glaciers in the Himalaya and the Tien Shan have the highest rates of mass loss since the 1970s. While the mass loss probably increased in the Himalaya since ~2000, no significant changes in the loss rate or even a slight decrease in mass loss could be found for the Tien Shan. Furthermore, we could show that glaciers in the Eastern Pamir and the Karakoram were in balance not only in the recent decade but also since the 1970s. The IfK-team, motivated and supported by Manfred Buchroithner contributed therefore significantly to the knowledge about glacier mass changes in High Asia.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:20 Dec 2016 13:31
Last Modified:20 Dec 2016 13:40
Publisher:Technische Universität Dresden
Series Name:Kartographische Bausteine
Number:40
ISSN:0323-6811
ISBN:978-3-86780-497-4
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://austria-forum.org/web-books/gelandezurkarte00de2016iicm/ev0001
Related URLs:http://austria-forum.org/web-books/gelandezurkarte00de2016iicm

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