ESA: Himalaya elevation differences 2003-2008
Entry ID: ESA_HimalayaElevationDifferences2003-08

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Abstract: New study maps Himalayan glacier behaviour

23 August 2012
Glaciers are one of the largest reservoirs of freshwater on our planet, and their melting or growing is one of the best indicators of climate change. However, knowledge of glacier change has been hampered by lack of data, especially for understanding regional behaviour.

Measurements from satellites have recently provided the first ... View entire text
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  N: 40.0   S: 20.0   E: 100.0   W: 70.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ka ̈a ̈b, A., Berthier, E., Nuth, C., Gardelle, J., and Arnaud, Y.
Dataset Title: Himalaya elevation differences
Dataset Release Date: August 2012
Dataset Publisher: ESA
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31
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Ka ̈a ̈b, A., Berthier, E., Nuth, C., Gardelle, J., and Arnaud, Y. (2012), Contrasting patterns of early 21st century glacier mass change in the Himalaya, 488, 495–498, Nature, doi:doi:10.1038/nature11324
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DIF Creation Date: 2012-09-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-22
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