Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Research article
10 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 10 Mar 2021

Geodetic point surface mass balances: a new approach to determine point surface mass balances on glaciers from remote sensing measurements

Christian Vincent, Diego Cusicanqui, Bruno Jourdain, Olivier Laarman, Delphine Six, Adrien Gilbert, Andrea Walpersdorf, Antoine Rabatel, Luc Piard, Florent Gimbert, Olivier Gagliardini, Vincent Peyaud, Laurent Arnaud, Emmanuel Thibert, Fanny Brun, and Ugo Nanni


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (15 Dec 2020) by Kenichi Matsuoka
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Dec 2020) by Kenichi Matsuoka
RR by Ben Pelto (15 Dec 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Jan 2021) by Kenichi Matsuoka
AR by C. Vincent on behalf of the Authors (22 Jan 2021)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
In situ glacier point mass balance data are crucial to assess climate change in different regions of the world. Unfortunately, these data are rare because huge efforts are required to conduct in situ measurements on glaciers. Here, we propose a new approach from remote sensing observations. The method has been tested on the Argentière and Mer de Glace glaciers (France). It should be possible to apply this method to high-spatial-resolution satellite images and on numerous glaciers in the world.