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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 10, 2203-2215, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2203-2016
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Research article
23 Sep 2016
Quantifying ice loss in the eastern Himalayas since 1974 using declassified spy satellite imagery
Joshua M. Maurer et al.
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Here we utilize declassified spy satellite imagery to quantify ice volume loss of glaciers in the eastern Himalayas over approximately the last three decades. Clean-ice and debris-covered glaciers show similar magnitudes of ice loss, while calving glaciers are contributing a disproportionately large amount to total ice loss. Results highlight important physical processes affecting the ice mass budget and associated water resources in the Himalayas.
Here we utilize declassified spy satellite imagery to quantify ice volume loss of glaciers in...
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