Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Research article
31 May 2022
Research article |  | 31 May 2022

Recent contrasting behaviour of mountain glaciers across the European High Arctic revealed by ArcticDEM data

Jakub Małecki

Data sets

ArcticDEM, v3.0 Claire Porter, Paul Morin, Ian Howat, Myoung-Jon Noh, Brian Bates, Kenneth Peterman, Scott Keesey, Matthew Schlenk, Judith Gardiner, Karen Tomko, Michael Willis, Cole Kelleher, Michael Cloutier, Eric Husby, Steven Foga, Hitomi Nakamura, Melisa Platson, Michael Jr. Wethington, Cathleen Williamson, Gregory Bauer, Jeremy Enos, Galen Arnold, William Kramer, Peter Becker, Abhijit Doshi, Cristelle D'Souza, Pat Cummens, Fabien Laurier, and Mikkel Bojesen

Short summary
This study presents a snapshot of the recent state of small mountain glaciers across the European High Arctic, where severe climate warming has been occurring over the past years. The analysis revealed that this class of ice mass might melt away from many study sites within the coming two to five decades even without further warming. Glacier changes were, however, very variable in space, and some glaciers have been gaining mass, but the exact drivers behind this phenomenon are unclear.