Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 10, 65–85, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-65-2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 65–85, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-65-2016

Research article 18 Jan 2016

Research article | 18 Jan 2016

Comparison of multiple glacier inventories with a new inventory derived from high-resolution ALOS imagery in the Bhutan Himalaya

H. Nagai et al.

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Digital glacier inventories are invaluable data sets for revealing the characteristics of glacier distribution. However, quantitative comparison of present inventories was not performed. Here, we present a new inventory manually delineated from Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) imagery and compare it with existing inventories for the Bhutan Himalaya. Quantification of overlapping among available glacier outlines suggests consistency and recent improvement of their delineation quality.