Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1245–1265, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1245-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1245–1265, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1245-2020

Data description paper 05 Jun 2020

Data description paper | 05 Jun 2020

Temporal inventory of glaciers in the Suru sub-basin, western Himalaya: impacts of regional climate variability

Aparna Shukla et al.

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This research presents an updated glacier inventory (2017) of the Suru sub-basin, western Himalaya, India, which is useful for glacier-modelling studies. Glaciers here occur in two major Himalayan ranges: the Ladakh Range and the Greater Himalayan Range (GHR). Temporal glacier changes (46 years) suggest an overall degenerating pattern and a transitional response between the Karakoram and GHR glaciers. Local climate variability and unique topography induce heterogeneity in glacier response.