Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 16, 2505–2526, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-2505-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 2505–2526, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-2505-2022
Research article
24 Jun 2022
Research article | 24 Jun 2022

Three different glacier surges at a spot: what satellites observe and what not

Frank Paul et al.

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Glacier surges are widespread in the Karakoram and have been intensely studied using satellite data and DEMs. We use time series of such datasets to study three glacier surges in the same region of the Karakoram. We found strongly contrasting advance rates and flow velocities, maximum velocities of 30 m d−1, and a change in the surge mechanism during a surge. A sensor comparison revealed good agreement, but steep terrain and the two smaller glaciers caused limitations for some of them.