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Volume 9, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 9, 2071–2088, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2071-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 9, 2071–2088, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2071-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 10 Nov 2015

Research article | 10 Nov 2015

Four decades of glacier variations at Muztagh Ata (eastern Pamir): a multi-sensor study including Hexagon KH-9 and Pléiades data

N. Holzer et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (21 Sep 2015) by Etienne Berthier
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Investigations of glacier mass-balance and area changes at Muztagh Ata (eastern Pamir) are based on Hexagon KH-9 (1973), ALOS-PRISM (2009), Pléiades (2013) and Landsat 7 ETM+/SRTM-3 (2000). Surface velocities of Kekesayi Glacier are derived by TerraSAR-X (2011) amplitude tracking. Glacier variations differ spatially and temporally, but on average not significantly for the entire massif. Stagnant Kekesayi and other debris-covered glaciers indicate no visual length changes, but clear down-wasting.
Investigations of glacier mass-balance and area changes at Muztagh Ata (eastern Pamir) are based...
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