Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 9, 865–880, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-865-2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 865–880, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-865-2015

Research article 06 May 2015

Research article | 06 May 2015

Climate regime of Asian glaciers revealed by GAMDAM glacier inventory

A. Sakai et al.

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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.