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Remote sensing of the cryosphere in high mountain ASIA

Batuhan Osmanoglu, Thomas H. Painter, David Shean, Anthony Arendt, Jeffrey Kargel, Steven A. Margulis
2017 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)  
High Mountain Asia (HMA), often referred to as the "third pole" of the world because its high elevation glaciers, contains the largest amount of fresh water outside the polar ice sheets.  ...  Recent improvements in remote sensing technologies and atmospheric / land surface models provides new approaches for assessing the HMA cryosphere.  ...  INTRODUCTION High Mountain Asia (HMA), extending from the Hindu Kush and Tien Shan in the west to the eastern Himalaya, is one of the world's largest reservoirs of perennial glaciers, snow, and permafrost  ... 
doi:10.1109/igarss.2017.8127583 dblp:conf/igarss/OsmanogluPSAKM17 fatcat:yvmsybbisvf2xah7ycfg756qti

Editorial: Collaborative Research to Address Changes in the Climate, Hydrology and Cryosphere of High Mountain Asia

Anthony Arendt, Nir Krakauer, Sujay V. Kumar, David R. Rounce, Summer Rupper
2020 Frontiers in Earth Science  
Conflict of Interest: The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.  ...  High Mountain Asia (HMA) holds large reservoirs of glaciers and snow that provide water to over a billion people in the region.  ...  In recent years, increasingly high resolution remote sensing observations and land surface models have provided new approaches for assessing HMA's climate, hydrology and cryosphere.  ... 
doi:10.3389/feart.2020.605336 fatcat:hbh2sj2wlbgbvbrqebj4wlfwgi

Editorial: Climatic and Associated Cryospheric and Hydrospheric Changes on the Third Pole

Lei Wang, Chunqiao Song, Tobias Conradt, Mohamed Rasmy, Xiuping Li
2021 Frontiers in Earth Science  
This is a multidisciplinary special issue bridging the gaps in climatology, hydrology, cryosphere, geochemistry, and remote sensing sciences.  ...  The Third Pole (TP), known as the "Asian Water Tower," is a high-elevation region of Asia centered on the Tibetan Plateau.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We warmly appreciate the Editorial Board and Editorial Office of Frontiers in Earth Science for the kind invitation to edit this Research Topic and their timely support during organizing  ... 
doi:10.3389/feart.2020.638371 fatcat:r65fabsiezbb5anorc2ddzkjwa

The state and future of the cryosphere in Central Asia

Martina Barandun, Joel Fiddes, Martin Scherler, Tamara Mathys, Tomas Saks, Dmitry Petrakov, Martin Hoelzle
2020 Water Security  
So far, significant data gaps of in situ measurements in Central Asia, mainly from the mid-1990 s to around 2010 impeded sound interpretations of long-term trends in the cryosphere.  ...  Under ongoing climate change, the implication of altering meltwater released by snow, ice and permafrost will become increasingly relevant for the fragile mountain and lowland environments of Central Asia  ...  glacier response in High Mountain Asia.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.wasec.2020.100072 fatcat:kok7cbccvveg5ed2vxpruxxgny

AOG volume 57 issue 71 Cover and Front matter

2016 Annals of Glaciology  
The two peaks beyond the end of the lake are Toboche (6501 m) and Cholatse (6440 m). Photograph  ...  Cover illustration Imja Glacier and the moraine-dammed Imja Lake in the Khumbu Himal region, Nepal, 4 October 2010.  ...  Glaciological research in High Mountain Asia will continue to be of high importance in the future.  ... 
doi:10.1017/aog.2016.10 fatcat:fgzpfatjprgrfpym5orbig776u

TP-River: Monitoring and quantifying total river runoff from the Third Pole

Lei Wang, Tandong Yao, Chenhao Chai, Lan Cuo, Fengge Su, Fan Zhang, Zhijun Yao, Yinsheng Zhang, Xiuping Li, Jia Qi, Zhidan Hu, Jingshi Liu (+1 others)
2021 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
CapsuleThe TP-River project is constructing a monitoring network for 13 major rivers at the Third Pole to quantify the total river runoff and its response to monsoon and westerly winds.  ...  This project was financially supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA20060202 and XDA19070301), and the Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition  ...  Yaning Chen for his help and support in Tarim River.  ... 
doi:10.1175/bams-d-20-0207.1 fatcat:hz3m3z7oubburjtomjg676rbaa

TU Dresden: Habilitation Tobias Bolch. Autorenreferat

2013 KN - Journal of Cartography and Geographic Information  
Glacier area and length Autorreferat: Glaciers are typical elements of the mountain cryosphere and are key indicators for assessing climate change in remote mountain areas where climate stations are  ...  Almost all glaciers showed a significant and continuous recession in all investigated regions in western Canada and high Asia in the last decades despite different climatic controls.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf03546085 fatcat:op6qmx5israjnp5le63m43z5nu

Climate change in the mountain cryosphere: impacts and responses

Carolina Adler, Christian Huggel, Ben Orlove, Anne Nolin
2019 Regional Environmental Change  
This editorial note has been made available Open Access by the Mountain Research Initiative, with support from the Swiss Academy of Sciences.  ...  Acknowledgements We wish to thank all who responded to the call for this special issue, and to the authors who committed to this publication.  ...  The western regions of High Mountain Asia are the subject of the Armstrong et al. (2018, this issue) .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10113-019-01507-6 fatcat:7tc4jr6445aalnm3srsaw3rpra


Y. Tian, Z. Liu
2021 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
Glaciers in High Mountain Asia have experienced heterogeneous rates of loss since the 1970s.  ...  This study used partly Sentinel-3 level-1b data of High Mountain Asia in 2017, RGI (Randolph Glacier Inventory) 6.0 and SPP (Snow Properties Processor) developed by the ESA's team to extract the region's  ...  INTRODUCTION High Asia, with the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau as the center, is a high mountain plateau in central Asia, which is known as the third largest cryosphere on earth besides the South and North Poles  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xliii-b3-2021-509-2021 fatcat:3tjddq7jjvfi3brmmetix2zugu

The potential of new measurement and modelling techniques in alpine cryosphere and geomorphology research

C. Hauck, C. Collet, R. Delaloye, C. Hilbich, M. Hoelzle, M. Huss, N. Salzmann
2012 Geographica Helvetica  
The highmountain cryosphere, in particular snow, permafrost and glaciers, plays a key role regarding climate change impacts on mountain ecosystems because of (i) its high climate sensitivity due to the  ...  As cryospheric changes in high mountains are strongly coupled to geomorphic processes these may result in dramatic changes in response to ongoing and future climatic evolution.  ...  of monitoring and modelling techniques to investigate climate-cryosphere interactions in high mountain areas.  ... 
doi:10.5194/gh-67-26-2012 fatcat:4zhrw2laifabbcfgm3tahmve4i

Glacier Monitoring and Capacity Building: Important Ingredients for Sustainable Mountain Development

Samuel U. Nussbaumer, Martin Hoelzle, Fabia Hüsler, Christian Huggel, Nadine Salzmann, Michael Zemp
2017 Mountain Research and Development  
Coping with mountain hazards is often related to water and, in high mountain areas, to the cryosphere in particular .  ...  It is also important to recognize that in remote mountain regions, such as the Tropical Andes or Central Asia, glaciers are often difficult to access and elevations are high.  ... 
doi:10.1659/mrd-journal-d-15-00038.1 fatcat:fniy3ppqizby5plou544mbfdnm


M. Menenti, X. Li, J. Wang, H. Vereecken, J. Li, M. Mancini, Q. Liu, L. Jia, J. Li, C. Kuenzer, S. Huang, H. Yesou (+10 others)
2015 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
with DTM-s and altimetry; Reflectance and LST used to classify glacier surface and understand surface processes, Inventory and changes in the number and area of lakes in the Qinghai – Tibet Plateau 1970  ...  As regards cryospheric processes science highlights covered: Glacier flow velocity by optical and SAR features tracking and InSAR; Patterns in space and time of glacier flow velocity; Mass change estimated  ...  However, in the South -Eastern Tibetan Plateau, including Hengduan Mountain and the eastern Nyainqentanglha Mountain normally covered by snow and cloud, the optical remote sensing images are difficult  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-xl-7-w3-1101-2015 fatcat:cazpqqpivjcmjhgzth4tx44rki

Status and Change of the Cryosphere in the Extended Hindu Kush Himalaya Region [chapter]

Tobias Bolch, Joseph M. Shea, Shiyin Liu, Farooq M. Azam, Yang Gao, Stephan Gruber, Walter W. Immerzeel, Anil Kulkarni, Huilin Li, Adnan A. Tahir, Guoqing Zhang, Yinsheng Zhang
2019 The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment  
Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the contributions of all researchers working in this field, agencies that provide access to field-based and remote sensing datasets, and organizations that work  ...  We appreciate the specific and general comments of our reviewers and colleagues, and the support of the review editor Koji Fujita. Any remaining errors or omissions are ours.  ...  While there is confidence in field-based or remotely-sensed observations of cryospheric change, discharge measurements in remote mountain areas are also prone to measurement errors.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-92288-1_7 fatcat:77uqfujcijf77j4tnopahxdxnq

Remote-sensing science and technology for studying glacier processes in high Asia

Michael P. Bishop, Jeffrey S. Kargel, Hugh H. Kieffer, David J. MacKinnon, Bruce H. Raup, John F. Shroder
2000 Annals of Glaciology  
A large number of multispectral and stereo-image data are expected to become available as part of the Global Land Ice Measurements from Space project.  ...  Results indicate that glaciers in the Karakoram and Nanga Parbat Himalaya, northern Pakistan, exhibit unique spectral, spatial and geomorphometric patterns that can be exploited by various models and algorithms  ...  Olsenholler at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and K. Mullins at the USGS, Flagstaff, for their tremendous support.  ... 
doi:10.3189/172756400781820147 fatcat:eh3gl4tuofbz5mrok3rmvknazy

Toward mountains without permanent snow and ice

M. Huss, B. Bookhagen, C. Huggel, D. Jacobsen, R.S. Bradley, J.J. Clague, M. Vuille, W. Buytaert, D.R. Cayan, G. Greenwood, B.G. Mark, A.M. Milner (+2 others)
2017 Earth's Future  
The cryosphere in mountain regions is rapidly declining, a trend that is expected to accelerate over the next several decades due to anthropogenic climate change.  ...  Abstract The cryosphere in mountain regions is rapidly declining, a trend that is expected to accelerate over the next several decades due to anthropogenic climate change.  ...  We thank the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGPB), Stockholm and the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), Bern, for financial support.  ... 
doi:10.1002/2016ef000514 fatcat:5mpsmermavb7tardwnmatjyfh4
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