Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 14, 2267–2281, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2267-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 2267–2281, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2267-2020

Research article 21 Jul 2020

Research article | 21 Jul 2020

Satellite-observed monthly glacier and snow mass changes in southeast Tibet: implication for substantial meltwater contribution to the Brahmaputra

Shuang Yi et al.

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (18 Feb 2020) by Bert Wouters
AR by Shuang Yi on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (06 Mar 2020) by Bert Wouters
AR by Shuang Yi on behalf of the Authors (06 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (10 Mar 2020) by Bert Wouters
AR by Shuang Yi on behalf of the Authors (13 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Mar 2020) by Bert Wouters
RR by Enrico Ciraci' (24 Mar 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #5 (01 Apr 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Apr 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (28 Apr 2020) by Bert Wouters
AR by Shuang Yi on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 May 2020) by Bert Wouters
AR by Shuang Yi on behalf of the Authors (29 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Jun 2020) by Bert Wouters
Download
Short summary
High-Asia glaciers have been observed to be retreating the fastest in the southeastern Tibeten Plateau, where vast amounts of glacier and snow feed the streamflow of the Brahmaputra. Here, we provide the first monthly glacier and snow mass balance during 2002–2017 based on satellite gravimetry. The results confirm previous long-term decreases but reveal strong seasonal variations. This work helps resolve previous divergent model estimates and underlines the importance of meltwater.