Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 16, 35–42, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-35-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 35–42, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-35-2022
Brief communication
06 Jan 2022
Brief communication | 06 Jan 2022

Brief communication: Increased glacier mass loss in the Russian High Arctic (2010–2017)

Christian Sommer et al.

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Arctic glaciers have been subject to extensive warming due to global climate change, yet their contribution to sea level rise has been relatively small in the past. In this study we provide mass changes of most glaciers of the Russian High Arctic (Franz Josef Land, Severnaya Zemlya, Novaya Zemlya). We use TanDEM-X satellite measurements to derive glacier surface elevation changes. Our results show an increase in glacier mass loss and a sea level rise contribution of 0.06 mm/a (2010–2017).