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Volume 12, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 12, 271–286, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-271-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 12, 271–286, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-271-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 23 Jan 2018

Research article | 23 Jan 2018

Monitoring glacier albedo as a proxy to derive summer and annual surface mass balances from optical remote-sensing data

Lucas Davaze et al.
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AR by Lucas Davaze on behalf of the Authors (05 Sep 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Sep 2017) by Valentina Radic
RR by Jeff Dozier (25 Oct 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Oct 2017) by Valentina Radic
AR by Lucas Davaze on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Nov 2017) by Valentina Radic
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About 150 of the 250 000 inventoried glaciers are currently monitored with surface mass balance (SMB) measurements. To increase this number, we propose a method to retrieve annual and summer SMB from optical satellite imagery, with an application over 30 glaciers in the French Alps. Computing the glacier-wide averaged albedo allows us to reconstruct annual and summer SMB of most of the studied glaciers, highlighting the potential of this method to retrieve SMB of unmonitored glaciers.
About 150 of the 250 000 inventoried glaciers are currently monitored with surface mass balance...
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