Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 9, 2089–2099, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2089-2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 2089–2099, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2089-2015

Research article 11 Nov 2015

Research article | 11 Nov 2015

Assessment of permafrost distribution maps in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region using rock glaciers mapped in Google Earth

M.-O. Schmid et al.

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AR by Marc-Olivier Schmid on behalf of the Authors (21 Jan 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Jan 2015) by Tingjun Zhang
AR by Marc-Olivier Schmid on behalf of the Authors (24 Jan 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (07 Feb 2015) by Tingjun Zhang
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Mar 2015) by Tingjun Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (30 Mar 2015)
RR by Kenneth HEWITT (31 Mar 2015)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Apr 2015) by Tingjun Zhang
AR by Marc-Olivier Schmid on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Aug 2015) by Tingjun Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (12 Aug 2015)
RR by Robert Kenner (02 Sep 2015)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (08 Oct 2015) by Tingjun Zhang
AR by Marc-Olivier Schmid on behalf of the Authors (30 Oct 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Nov 2015) by Tingjun Zhang
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Short summary
The extent and distribution of permafrost in the mountainous parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region are largely unknown. This article provides a first-order assessment of the two available permafrost maps in the HKH region based on the mapping of rock glaciers in Google Earth. The Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground Ice Conditions does not reproduce mapped conditions in the HKH region adequately, whereas the Global Permafrost Zonation Index does so with more success.