Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Research article
06 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 06 Mar 2018

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

Christoph Klug, Erik Bollmann, Stephan Peter Galos, Lindsey Nicholson, Rainer Prinz, Lorenzo Rieg, Rudolf Sailer, Johann Stötter, and Georg Kaser


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AR by Christoph Klug on behalf of the Authors (15 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Jan 2018) by Valentina Radic
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (14 Jan 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Jan 2018) by Valentina Radic
AR by Christoph Klug on behalf of the Authors (18 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Feb 2018) by Valentina Radic
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.