Historically unprecedented global glacier decline in the early 21st century

  title={Historically unprecedented global glacier decline in the early 21st century},
  author={Holger Frey and Isabelle G{\"A}RTNER-ROER and S. Nussbaumer and Martin Hoelzle and Frank Paul and Wilfried Haeberli and Florian DENZINGER and Andreas P Ahlstr\om and Brian Anderson and Samjwal Ratna Bajracharya and Carlo Baroni and Ludwig Braun and Bolivar C{\'a}ceres and Gino Casassa and Guillermo Cobos and Luzmila R. D{\'A}VILA and Hugo Delgado Granados and M. Demuth and Lydia ESPIZUA and Andrea Fischer and Koji Fujita and Bogdan GADEK and Ali Ghazanfar and Jon Ove Hagen and Per Holmlund and Neamat Karimi and Li Zhongqin and Mauri Pelto and Pierre PITTE and Victor V. POPOVNIN and C{\'e}sar Portocarrero and Rainer Prinz and Chandrashekhar V. SANGEWAR and Igor SEVERSKIY and Oddur SIGUR and SSON and Alvaro Soruco and Ryskul Usubaliev},
Observations show that glaciers around the world are in retreat and losing mass. Internationally coordinated for over a century, glacier monitoring activities provide an unprecedented dataset of glacier observations from ground, air and space. Glacier studies generally select specific parts of these datasets to obtain optimal assessments of the mass-balance data relating to the impact that glaciers exercise on global sea-level fluctuations or on regional runoff. In this study we provide an… CONTINUE READING
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