Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 13, 2189–2202, 2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 2189–2202, 2019

Research article 19 Aug 2019

Research article | 19 Aug 2019

Glacier thickness estimations of alpine glaciers using data and modeling constraints

Lisbeth Langhammer et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Jun 2019) by Valentina Radic
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ED: Publish as is (17 Jul 2019) by Valentina Radic
Short summary
We have developed a novel procedure for glacier thickness estimations that combines traditional glaciological modeling constraints with ground-truth data, for example, those obtained with ground-penetrating radar (GPR) measurements. This procedure is very useful for determining ice volume when only limited data are available. Furthermore, we outline a strategy for acquiring GPR data on glaciers, such that the cost/benefit ratio is optimized.