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Brief Communication: Updated GAMDAM Glacier Inventory over the High Mountain Asia

Akiko Sakai Akiko Sakai
  • Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Abstract. The first version of the Glacier Area Mapping for Discharge from the Asian Mountains (GAMDAM) glacier inventory was the first methodologically consistent glacier inventory covering High Mountain Asia, and it underestimated glacier area because it did not include steep slopes covered with ice or snow and shadowed areas. During the process of revising the GAMDAM glacier inventory, source Landsat images were carefully selected to find images free of shadows, cloud cover, and seasonal snow cover taken from 1990 to 2010. Then, more than 90% of the glacier area in the final version of the GAMDAM glacier inventory was delineated based on summer Landsat images. The total glacier area was 100,693±15,103km2 and included 134,770 glaciers using 453 Landsat image scenes.

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1.Sakai, A (2018): GAMDAM glacier inventory for High Mountain Asia: Area-altitude distribution for Central Asia. A. Sakai https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.891415

2. Sakai, A (2018): GAMDAM glacier inventory for High Mountain Asia: Area-altitude distribution for North Asia. A. Sakai https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.891416

3. Sakai, A (2018): GAMDAM glacier inventory for High Mountain Asia: Area-altitude distribution for South Asia East. A. Sakai https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.891417

4. Sakai, A (2018): GAMDAM glacier inventory for High Mountain Asia: Area-altitude distribution for South Asia West. A. Sakai https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.891418

5. Sakai, A (2018): GAMDAM glacier inventory for High Mountain Asia: Central Asia in ArcGIS (shapefile) format. A. Sakai https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.891419

6. Sakai, A (2018): GAMDAM glacier inventory for High Mountain Asia: North Asia in ArcGIS (shapefile) format. A. Sakai https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.891420

7. Sakai, A (2018): GAMDAM glacier inventory for High Mountain Asia: South Asia East in ArcGIS (shapefile) format. A. Sakai https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.891421

8. Sakai, A (2018): GAMDAM glacier inventory for High Mountain Asia: South Asia West in ArcGIS (shapefile) format. A. Sakai https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.891422

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The Glacier Area Mapping for Discharge from the Asian Mountains (GAMDAM) glacier inventory was updated to revise the underestimated glacier area in the first version. The total number and area of glaciers are 134,770 and 100,693±15,103 km2 from 453 Landsat images, which were carefully selected for the period from 1990 to 2010, to avoid mountain shadow, cloud cover, and seasonal snow cover.
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