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000032513 041__ $$aEnglish
000032513 100__ $$aBolch, T.
000032513 245__ $$aBrief Communication: Glaciers in the Hunza Catchment (Karakoram) Have Been Nearly in Balance since the 1970s
000032513 260__ $$c2017
000032513 300__ $$a531-539
000032513 507__ $$aJoseph Shea, ICIMOD staff, peerreviewed, Crysparticle
000032513 511__ $$aCrysparticle
000032513 520__ $$aPrevious geodetic estimates of mass changes in the Karakoram revealed balanced budgets or a possible slight mass gain since  ∼  2000. Indications of longer-term stability exist but only very few mass budget analyses are available before 2000. Here, based on 1973 Hexagon KH-9,  ∼  2009 ASTER and the SRTM DTM, we show that glaciers in the Hunza River basin (central Karakoram) were on average in balance or showed slight insignificant mass loss within the period  ∼  1973–2009. Heterogeneous behaviour and frequent surge activities were also characteristic of the period before 2000. Surge-type and non-surge-type glaciers showed on average no significantly different mass change values. However, some individual glacier mass change rates differed significantly for the periods before and after  ∼  2000.
000032513 653__ $$aCryosphere
000032513 653__ $$aKarakoram
000032513 653__ $$aMass Changes
000032513 653__ $$aGlaciers
000032513 700__ $$aPieczonka, T.
000032513 700__ $$aMukherjee, K.
000032513 700__ $$aShea, J.
000032513 773__ $$pThe Cryosphere
000032513 773__ $$v11 (1)
000032513 773__ $$a10.5194/tc-11-531-2017
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000032513 980__ $$aARTICLE