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000034014 041__ $$aEnglish
000034014 100__ $$aBolch, T.
000034014 245__ $$aBrief Communication: Glaciers in the Hunza Catchment (Karakoram) Have Been Nearly in Balance since the 1970s
000034014 260__ $$c2017
000034014 300__ $$a531-539
000034014 511__ $$aIndus, IndusARTICLES
000034014 520__ $$aAbstract. Previous geodetic estimates of mass changes in the Karakoram revealed balanced budgets or a possible slight mass gain since ∼ 2000. Indications of longer-term stability exist but only very few mass budget analyses are available before 2000. Here, based on 1973 Hexagon KH-9, ∼ 2009 ASTER and the SRTM DTM, we show that glaciers in the Hunza River basin (central Karakoram) were on average in balance or showed slight insignificant mass loss within the period ∼ 1973–2009. Heterogeneous behaviour and frequent surge activities were also characteristic of the period before 2000. Surge-type and non-surge-type glaciers showed on average no significantly different mass change values. However, some individual glacier mass change rates differed significantly for the periods before and after ∼ 2000.
000034014 700__ $$aMukherjee, K.
000034014 700__ $$aPieczonka, T.
000034014 700__ $$aShea, J.
000034014 773__ $$a10.5194/tc-11-531-2017
000034014 773__ $$pThe Cryosphere
000034014 773__ $$v11 (1)
000034014 8564_ $$uhttps://www.the-cryosphere.net/11/531/2017/$$yExternal link
000034014 980__ $$aARTICLE