Brief communication: Updated GAMDAM glacier inventory over high-mountain Asia

Sakai, Akiko

The original Glacier Area Mapping for Discharge from the Asian Mountains (GAMDAM) glacier inventory was the first methodologically consistent dataset for high-mountain Asia. Nonetheless, the GAMDAM inventory underestimated glacier area, as it did not include steep ice- and snow-covered slopes or shaded components. During revision of the inventory, Landsat imagery free of shadow, cloud, and seasonal snow cover was selected for the period 1990–2010, after which >90 % of the glacier area was delineated. The updated GAMDAM inventory, comprised of 453 Landsat images, includes 134 770 glaciers with a total area of 100 693±11 790 km2.

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Sakai, Akiko: Brief communication: Updated GAMDAM glacier inventory over high-mountain Asia. 2019. Copernicus Publications.

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