Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
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, Thorsten Seehaus, Andrey Glazovsky, and Matthias H. Braun

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Cited articles

Abdullahi, S., Wessel, B., Leichtle, T., Huber, M., Wohlfart, C., and Roth, A.: Investigation of Tandem-x Penetration Depth Over the Greenland Ice Sheet, in: IGARSS 2018–2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018–2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Valencia, 133–1339,, 2018. 
Abdullahi, S., Wessel, B., Huber, M., Wendleder, A., Roth, A., and Kuenzer, C.: Estimating Penetration-Related X-Band InSAR Elevation Bias: A Study over the Greenland Ice Sheet, Remote Sens., 11, 2903,, 2019. 
Braun, M. H., Malz, P., Sommer, C., Farías-Barahona, D., Sauter, T., Casassa, G., Soruco, A., Skvarca, P., and Seehaus, T. C.: Constraining glacier elevation and mass changes in South America, Nat. Clim. Change, 9, 130–136,, 2019. 
Carr, J. R., Stokes, C., and Vieli, A.: Recent retreat of major outlet glaciers on Novaya Zemlya, Russian Arctic, influenced by fjord geometry and sea-ice conditions, J. Glaciol., 60, 155–170,, 2014. 
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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).