Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 9, 2399–2404, 2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 2399–2404, 2015
Brief communication
17 Dec 2015
Brief communication | 17 Dec 2015

Brief Communication: Global reconstructions of glacier mass change during the 20th century are consistent

B. Marzeion et al.

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We show that estimates of global glacier mass change during the 20th century, obtained from glacier-length-based reconstructions and from a glacier model driven by gridded climate observations are now consistent with each other and also with an estimate for the years 2003-2009 that is mostly based on remotely sensed data. This consistency is found throughout the entire common periods of the respective data sets. Inconsistencies of reconstructions and observations persist on regional scales.