Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 14, 585–598, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-585-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 585–598, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-585-2020

Research article 13 Feb 2020

Research article | 13 Feb 2020

Supra-glacial debris cover changes in the Greater Caucasus from 1986 to 2014

Levan G. Tielidze et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 Jun 2019) by Etienne Berthier
AR by Levan Tielidze on behalf of the Authors (17 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Jul 2019) by Etienne Berthier
RR by Dirk Scherler (29 Jul 2019)
RR by Sam Herreid (03 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (20 Aug 2019) by Etienne Berthier
AR by Levan Tielidze on behalf of the Authors (29 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Oct 2019) by Etienne Berthier
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Nov 2019) by Etienne Berthier
AR by Levan Tielidze on behalf of the Authors (04 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Jan 2020) by Etienne Berthier
Short summary
We present data of supra-glacial debris cover for 659 glaciers across the Greater Caucasus based on satellite images from the years 1986, 2000 and 2014. We combined semi-automated methods for mapping the clean ice with manual digitization of debris-covered glacier parts and calculated supra-glacial debris-covered area as the residual between these two maps. The distribution of the supra-glacial debris cover differs between northern and southern and between western, central and eastern Caucasus.