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Brief communication: Ad hoc estimation of glacier contributions to sea-level rise from latest glaciological observations


Zemp, Michael; Huss, Matthias; Eckert, Nicolas; Thibert, Emmanuel; Paul, Frank; Nussbaumer, Samuel U; Gärtner-Roer, Isabelle (2019). Brief communication: Ad hoc estimation of glacier contributions to sea-level rise from latest glaciological observations. The Cryosphere:Epub ahead of print.

Abstract

Comprehensive assessments of global glacier mass changes based on a variety of observations and prevailing methodologies have been published at multi-annual intervals. For the years in between, the glaciological method provides annual observations of specific mass changes but is suspected to not be representative at the regional to global scales due to uneven glacier distribution with respect to the full sample. Here, we present a simple approach to estimate and correct for this bias in the glaciological sample and, hence, to provide an <i>ad hoc</i> estimate of global glacier mass changes and corresponding sea-level equivalents for the latest years, i.e. 2016/17 and 2017/18.

Abstract

Comprehensive assessments of global glacier mass changes based on a variety of observations and prevailing methodologies have been published at multi-annual intervals. For the years in between, the glaciological method provides annual observations of specific mass changes but is suspected to not be representative at the regional to global scales due to uneven glacier distribution with respect to the full sample. Here, we present a simple approach to estimate and correct for this bias in the glaciological sample and, hence, to provide an <i>ad hoc</i> estimate of global glacier mass changes and corresponding sea-level equivalents for the latest years, i.e. 2016/17 and 2017/18.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2019
Deposited On:18 Dec 2019 16:49
Last Modified:18 Dec 2019 16:49
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
ISSN:1994-0416
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-180

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