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Volume 12, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 12, 833–849, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-833-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 12, 833–849, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-833-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 06 Mar 2018

Research article | 06 Mar 2018

Geodetic reanalysis of annual glaciological mass balances (2001–2011) of Hintereisferner, Austria

Christoph Klug et al.

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This study presents a reanalysis of the glacier mass balance record at Hintereisferner, Austria, for the period 2001 to 2011. We provide a year-by-year comparison of glaciological and geodetic mass balances obtained from annual airborne laser scanning data. After applying a series of corrections, a comparison of the methods reveals major differences for certain years. We thoroughly discuss the origin of these discrepancies and implications for future glaciological mass balance measurements.
This study presents a reanalysis of the glacier mass balance record at Hintereisferner, Austria,...
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