Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Research article
14 Apr 2021
Research article |  | 14 Apr 2021

Spatially and temporally resolved ice loss in High Mountain Asia and the Gulf of Alaska observed by CryoSat-2 swath altimetry between 2010 and 2019

Livia Jakob, Noel Gourmelen, Martin Ewart, and Stephen Plummer

Data sets

SARIn L1b waveforms ESA

TanDEM-X DEMs EOC Geoservice

Short summary
Glaciers and ice caps are currently the largest contributor to sea level rise. Global monitoring of these regions is a challenging task, and significant differences remain between current estimates. This study looks at glacier changes in High Mountain Asia and the Gulf of Alaska using a new technique, which for the first time makes the use of satellite radar altimetry for mapping ice mass loss over mountain glacier regions possible.