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Glacier mapping: a review with special reference to the Indian Himalayas


Bhambri, Rakesh; Bolch, Tobias (2009). Glacier mapping: a review with special reference to the Indian Himalayas. Progress in Physical Geography, 33(5):672-704.

Abstract

This paper deals with the development of glacier mapping and glacier fl actuation's since the mid-nineteenth century, with special reference to the Indian Himalayas, and the contributions of the Survey of India and the Geological Survey of India. In addition, it presents a review of the limitations and challenges relating to: the mapping of clean-ice and debris-covered glaciers; the comparison of different data sets; and the measurement of glacier volume changes based on multitemporal digital elevation models. Possible solutions are discussed, and the emerging areas of glacier mapping research and applications for the Indian Himalayas are highlighted.

Abstract

This paper deals with the development of glacier mapping and glacier fl actuation's since the mid-nineteenth century, with special reference to the Indian Himalayas, and the contributions of the Survey of India and the Geological Survey of India. In addition, it presents a review of the limitations and challenges relating to: the mapping of clean-ice and debris-covered glaciers; the comparison of different data sets; and the measurement of glacier volume changes based on multitemporal digital elevation models. Possible solutions are discussed, and the emerging areas of glacier mapping research and applications for the Indian Himalayas are highlighted.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Geography, Planning and Development
Physical Sciences > Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
Physical Sciences > General Earth and Planetary Sciences
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:16 May 2017 13:32
Last Modified:26 Jan 2022 12:56
Publisher:Sage Publications Ltd.
ISSN:0309-1333
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/0309133309348112
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English