Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Research article
06 May 2015
Research article |  | 06 May 2015

Climate regime of Asian glaciers revealed by GAMDAM glacier inventory

A. Sakai, T. Nuimura, K. Fujita, S. Takenaka, H. Nagai, and D. Lamsal


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AR by Akiko Sakai on behalf of the Authors (17 Feb 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Feb 2015) by Tobias Bolch
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Mar 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Mar 2015) by Tobias Bolch
AR by Akiko Sakai on behalf of the Authors (31 Mar 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Among meteorological elements, precipitation has a large spatial variability and less observation, particularly in high-mountain Asia, although precipitation in mountains is an important parameter for hydrological circulation. Based on the GAMDAM glacier inventory, we estimated precipitation contributing to glacier mass at the median elevation of glaciers, which is presumed to be at equilibrium-line altitude, by tuning adjustment parameters of precipitation.