Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 12, 833–849, 2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 833–849, 2018

Research article 06 Mar 2018

Research article | 06 Mar 2018

Geodetic reanalysis of annual glaciological mass balances (2001–2011) of Hintereisferner, Austria

Christoph Klug et al.

Data sets

Hintereisferner (Ötztal, Tyrol, Austria) Digital Elevation Models (10x10 m) from Airborne Laser Scanning Data Set 2001-2013 Rudolf Sailer, Thomas Geist, Johann Stötter, and Ulrich Strasser

Short summary
This study presents a reanalysis of the glacier mass balance record at Hintereisferner, Austria, for the period 2001 to 2011. We provide a year-by-year comparison of glaciological and geodetic mass balances obtained from annual airborne laser scanning data. After applying a series of corrections, a comparison of the methods reveals major differences for certain years. We thoroughly discuss the origin of these discrepancies and implications for future glaciological mass balance measurements.