Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 12, 271–286, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-271-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 271–286, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-271-2018

Research article 23 Jan 2018

Research article | 23 Jan 2018

Monitoring glacier albedo as a proxy to derive summer and annual surface mass balances from optical remote-sensing data

Lucas Davaze et al.

Related authors

On the energy budget of a low-Arctic snowpack
Georg Lackner, Florent Domine, Daniel F. Nadeau, Annie-Claude Parent, François Anctil, Matthieu Lafaysse, and Marie Dumont
The Cryosphere, 16, 127–142, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-127-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-127-2022, 2022
Short summary
10 years of temperature and wind observation on a 45 m tower at Dome C, East Antarctic plateau
Christophe Genthon, Dana Veron, Etienne Vignon, Delphine Six, Jean-Louis Dufresne, Jean-Baptiste Madeleine, Emmanuelle Sultan, and François Forget
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5731–5746, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5731-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5731-2021, 2021
Short summary
A versatile method for computing optimized snow albedo from spectrally fixed radiative variables: VALHALLA v1.0
Florent Veillon, Marie Dumont, Charles Amory, and Mathieu Fructus
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 7329–7343, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-7329-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-7329-2021, 2021
Short summary
Brief communication: Evaluation of the snow cover detection in the Copernicus High Resolution Snow & Ice Monitoring Service
Zacharie Barrou Dumont, Simon Gascoin, Olivier Hagolle, Michaël Ablain, Rémi Jugier, Germain Salgues, Florence Marti, Aurore Dupuis, Marie Dumont, and Samuel Morin
The Cryosphere, 15, 4975–4980, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4975-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4975-2021, 2021
Short summary
Review Article: Global Monitoring of Snow Water Equivalent using High Frequency Radar Remote Sensing
Leung Tsang, Michael Durand, Chris Derksen, Ana P. Barros, Do-Hyuk Kang, Hans Lievens, Hans-Peter Marshall, Jiyue Zhu, Joel Johnson, Joshua King, Juha Lemmetyinen, Melody Sandells, Nick Rutter, Paul Siqueira, Anne Nolin, Batu Osmanoglu, Carrie Vuyovich, Edward J. Kim, Drew Taylor, Ioanna Merkouriadi, Ludovic Brucker, Mahdi Navari, Marie Dumont, Richard Kelly, Rhae Sung Kim, Tien-Hao Liao, and Xiaolan Xu
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-295,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-295, 2021
Preprint under review for TC
Short summary

Related subject area

Remote Sensing
An empirical algorithm to map perennial firn aquifers and ice slabs within the Greenland Ice Sheet using satellite L-band microwave radiometry
Julie Z. Miller, Riley Culberg, David G. Long, Christopher A. Shuman, Dustin M. Schroeder, and Mary J. Brodzik
The Cryosphere, 16, 103–125, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-103-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-103-2022, 2022
Short summary
Brief communication: Increased glacier mass loss in the Russian High Arctic (2010–2017)
Christian Sommer, Thorsten Seehaus, Andrey Glazovsky, and Matthias H. Braun
The Cryosphere, 16, 35–42, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-35-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-35-2022, 2022
Short summary
Characterizing tundra snow sub-pixel variability to improve brightness temperature estimation in satellite SWE retrievals
Julien Meloche, Alexandre Langlois, Nick Rutter, Alain Royer, Josh King, Branden Walker, Philip Marsh, and Evan J. Wilcox
The Cryosphere, 16, 87–101, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-87-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-87-2022, 2022
Short summary
Mapping liquid water content in snow at the millimeter scale: an intercomparison of mixed-phase optical property models using hyperspectral imaging and in situ measurements
Christopher Donahue, S. McKenzie Skiles, and Kevin Hammonds
The Cryosphere, 16, 43–59, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-43-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-43-2022, 2022
Short summary
Assessing volumetric change distributions and scaling relations of retrogressive thaw slumps across the Arctic
Philipp Bernhard, Simon Zwieback, Nora Bergner, and Irena Hajnsek
The Cryosphere, 16, 1–15, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1-2022, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Ackerman, S. A., Strabala, K. I., Menzel, W. P., Frey, R. A., Moeller, C. C., and Gumley, L. E.: Discriminating clear sky from clouds with MODIS, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 32–141, https://doi.org/10.1029/1998JD200032, 1998.
Bair, E. H., Rittger, K., Davis, R. E., Painter, T. H., and Dozier, J.: Validating reconstruction of snow water equivalent in California's Sierra Nevada using measurements from the NASA Airborne Snow Observatory, Water Resour. Res., 52, 8437–8460, https://doi.org/10.1002/2016WR018704, 2016.
Baraer, M., Mark, B. G., Mckenzie, J. M., Condom, T., Bury, J., Huh, K.-I., Portocarrero, C., Gomez, J., and Rathay, S.: Glacier recession and water resources in Peru's Cordillera Blanca, J. Glaciol., 58, 134–150, 2012.
Belart, J. M. C., Berthier, E., Magnússon, E., Anderson, L. S., Pálsson, F., Thorsteinsson, T., Howat, I. M., Aðalgeirsdóttir, G., Jóhannesson, T., and Jarosch, A. H.: Winter mass balance of Drangajökull ice cap (NW Iceland) derived from satellite sub-meter stereo images, The Cryosphere, 11, 1501–1517, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1501-2017, 2017.
Berthier, E., Cabot, V., Vincent, C., and Six, D.: Decadal region-wide and glacier-wide mass balances derived from multi-temporal ASTER satellite digital elevation models. Validation over the Mont-Blanc area, Front. Earth Sci., 4, 63, https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2016.00063, 2016.
Download
Short summary
About 150 of the 250 000 inventoried glaciers are currently monitored with surface mass balance (SMB) measurements. To increase this number, we propose a method to retrieve annual and summer SMB from optical satellite imagery, with an application over 30 glaciers in the French Alps. Computing the glacier-wide averaged albedo allows us to reconstruct annual and summer SMB of most of the studied glaciers, highlighting the potential of this method to retrieve SMB of unmonitored glaciers.