Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 14, 3215–3234, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-3215-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 3215–3234, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-3215-2020

Research article 24 Sep 2020

Research article | 24 Sep 2020

Towards understanding the pattern of glacier mass balances in High Mountain Asia using regional climatic modelling

Remco J. de Kok et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (07 Feb 2020) by Thomas Mölg
AR by Remco de Kok on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Feb 2020) by Thomas Mölg
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (14 Apr 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (22 Apr 2020) by Thomas Mölg
AR by Remco de Kok on behalf of the Authors (09 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Aug 2020) by Thomas Mölg
AR by Remco de Kok on behalf of the Authors (17 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Glaciers worldwide are shrinking, yet glaciers in parts of High Mountain Asia are growing. Using models of the regional climate and glacier growth, we reproduce the observed patterns of glacier growth and shrinkage in High Mountain Asia of the last decades. Increases in snow, in part from water that comes from lowland agriculture, have probably been more important than changes in temperature to explain the growing glaciers. We now better understand changes in the crucial mountain water cycle.