Spatially variable response of Himalayan glaciers to climate change affected by debris cover

  title={Spatially variable response of Himalayan glaciers to climate change affected by debris cover},
  author={Dirk Scherler and Bodo Bookhagen and Manfred R. Strecker},
Controversy about the current state and future evolution of Himalayan glaciers has been stirred up by erroneous statements in the fourth report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change1,2. Variable retreat rates3–6 and a paucity of glacial mass-balance data7,8 make it difficult to develop a coherent picture of regional climate-change impacts in the region. Here, we report remotely-sensed frontal changes and surface velocities from glaciers in the greater Himalaya between 2000 and 2008… CONTINUE READING
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