Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2361-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2361-2019
Research article
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11 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 11 Sep 2019

Long-range terrestrial laser scanning measurements of annual and intra-annual mass balances for Urumqi Glacier No. 1, eastern Tien Shan, China

Chunhai Xu, Zhongqin Li, Huilin Li, Feiteng Wang, and Ping Zhou

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We take Urumqi Glacier No. 1 as an example and validate a long-range terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) as an efficient tool for monitoring annual and intra-annual mass balances, especially for inaccessible glacier areas where no glaciological measurements are available. The TLS has application potential for glacier mass-balance monitoring in China. For wide applications of the TLS, we can select some benchmark glaciers and use stable scan positions and in-situ-measured densities of snow–firn.