Regional and global volumes of glaciers derived from statistical upscaling of glacier inventory data

  title={Regional and global volumes of glaciers derived from statistical upscaling of glacier inventory data},
  author={Valentina Radic and Regine Hock},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • V. Radic, R. Hock
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
[1] Very few global-scale ice volume estimates are available for mountain glaciers and ice caps, although such estimates are crucial for any attempts to project their contribution to sea level rise in the future. We present a statistical method for deriving regional and global ice volumes from regional glacier area distributions and volume area scaling using glacier area data from ∼123,000 glaciers from a recently extended World Glacier Inventory. We compute glacier volumes and their sea level… Expand

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