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.

Related authors

Multiple remote-sensing assessment of the catastrophic collapse in Langtang Valley induced by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake
Hiroto Nagai, Manabu Watanabe, Naoya Tomii, Takeo Tadono, and Shinichi Suzuki
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1907–1921, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1907-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1907-2017, 2017
Short summary
The GAMDAM glacier inventory: a quality-controlled inventory of Asian glaciers
T. Nuimura, A. Sakai, K. Taniguchi, H. Nagai, D. Lamsal, S. Tsutaki, A. Kozawa, Y. Hoshina, S. Takenaka, S. Omiya, K. Tsunematsu, P. Tshering, and K. Fujita
The Cryosphere, 9, 849–864, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-849-2015,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-849-2015, 2015
Short summary
Climate regime of Asian glaciers revealed by GAMDAM glacier inventory
A. Sakai, T. Nuimura, K. Fujita, S. Takenaka, H. Nagai, and D. Lamsal
The Cryosphere, 9, 865–880, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-865-2015,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-865-2015, 2015
Short summary
Southwest-facing slopes control the formation of debris-covered glaciers in the Bhutan Himalaya
H. Nagai, K. Fujita, T. Nuimura, and A. Sakai
The Cryosphere, 7, 1303–1314, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-7-1303-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-7-1303-2013, 2013

Related subject area

Alpine Glaciers
Brief communication: A framework to classify glaciers for water resource evaluation and management in the Southern Andes
Nicole Schaffer and Shelley MacDonell
The Cryosphere, 16, 1779–1791, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1779-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1779-2022, 2022
Short summary
Strong acceleration of glacier area loss in the Greater Caucasus between 2000 and 2020
Levan G. Tielidze, Gennady A. Nosenko, Tatiana E. Khromova, and Frank Paul
The Cryosphere, 16, 489–504, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-489-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-489-2022, 2022
Short summary
Ice volume and basal topography estimation using geostatistical methods and ground-penetrating radar measurements: application to the Tsanfleuron and Scex Rouge glaciers, Swiss Alps
Alexis Neven, Valentin Dall'Alba, Przemysław Juda, Julien Straubhaar, and Philippe Renard
The Cryosphere, 15, 5169–5186, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5169-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5169-2021, 2021
Short summary
Significant mass loss in the accumulation area of the Adamello glacier indicated by the chronology of a 46 m ice core
Daniela Festi, Margit Schwikowski, Valter Maggi, Klaus Oeggl, and Theo Manuel Jenk
The Cryosphere, 15, 4135–4143, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4135-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4135-2021, 2021
Short summary
Brief communication: Do 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0 °C matter for the future evolution of Alpine glaciers?
Loris Compagno, Sarah Eggs, Matthias Huss, Harry Zekollari, and Daniel Farinotti
The Cryosphere, 15, 2593–2599, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2593-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2593-2021, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Bajracharya, S. R. and Shrestha, B.: The status of glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal, 140 pp., 2011.
Bajracharya, S. R., Maharjan, S. B., and Shrestha, F.: The status and decadal change of glaciers in Bhutan from the 1980s to 2010 based on satellite data, Ann. Glaciol., 55, 159–166, https://doi.org/10.3189/2014AoG66A125, 2014a.
Bajracharya, S. R., Maharjan, S. B., Shrestha, F., Bajracharya, O. R., and Baidya, S.: Glacier status in Nepal and decadal change from 1980 to 2010 based on Landsat data, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal, 88 pp., 2014b.
Benn, I. D. and Lehmkuhl, F.: Mass balance and equilibrium-line altitudes of glaciers in high-mountain environments, Quatern. Int., 65/66, 15–29, 2000.
Bhatt, B. C. and Nakamura, K.: Characteristics of monsoon rainfall around the Himalayas revealed by TRMM precipitation radar, Mon. Weather Rev., 133, 149–165, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-2846.1, 2005.
Download
Short summary
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.