Brief Communication: Contending Estimates of 2003&Ndash;2008 Glacier Mass Balance over the Pamir–Karakoram–Himalaya (2015)

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We present glacier thickness changes over the entire Pamir–Karakoram–Himalaya arc based on ICESat satellite altimetry data for 2003–2008. We highlight the importance of C-band penetration for studies based on the SRTM elevation model. This penetration seems to be of potentially larger magnitude and variability than previously assumed. The most negative rate of region-wide glacier elevation change (
Year: 2015
Language: English
In: The Cryosphere, 9 (2): 557-564 p.

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