Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 16, 1091–1106, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1091-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 1091–1106, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1091-2022
Research article
30 Mar 2022
Research article | 30 Mar 2022

Characteristics of mountain glaciers in the northern Japanese Alps

Kenshiro Arie et al.

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In recent years, seven glaciers are confirmed in the northern Japanese Alps. However, their mass balance has not been clarified. In this study, we calculated the seasonal and continuous annual mass balance of these glaciers during 2015–2019 by the geodetic method using aerial images and SfM–MVS technology. Our results showed that the mass balance of these glaciers was different from other glaciers in the world. The characteristics of Japanese glaciers provide new insights for earth science.