Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 16, 197–218, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-197-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 197–218, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-197-2022

Research article 21 Jan 2022

Research article | 21 Jan 2022

Towards ice-thickness inversion: an evaluation of global digital elevation models (DEMs) in the glacierized Tibetan Plateau

Wenfeng Chen et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-197', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Wenfeng Chen, 30 Aug 2021
  • CC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-197: vertical datum offsets for global DEMs', David Shean, 10 Aug 2021
    • CC2: 'Reply on CC1', Wenfeng Chen, 30 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-197', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Wenfeng Chen, 22 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Nov 2021) by Arjen Stroeven
AR by Wenfeng Chen on behalf of the Authors (17 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Nov 2021) by Arjen Stroeven
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Dec 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Dec 2021) by Arjen Stroeven
AR by Guoqing Zhang on behalf of the Authors (21 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Dec 2021) by Arjen Stroeven
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Short summary
A digital elevation model (DEM) is a prerequisite for estimating regional glacier thickness. Our study first compared six widely used global DEMs over the glacierized Tibetan Plateau by using ICESat-2 (Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite) laser altimetry data. Our results show that NASADEM had the best accuracy. We conclude that NASADEM would be the best choice for ice-thickness estimation over the Tibetan Plateau through an intercomparison of four ice-thickness inversion models.