Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2169-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2169-2020
Data description paper
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13 Sep 2020
Data description paper |  | 13 Sep 2020

Glacial lake inventory of high-mountain Asia in 1990 and 2018 derived from Landsat images

Xin Wang, Xiaoyu Guo, Chengde Yang, Qionghuan Liu, Junfeng Wei, Yong Zhang, Shiyin Liu, Yanlin Zhang, Zongli Jiang, and Zhiguang Tang

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The theoretical and methodological bases for all processing steps including glacial lake definition and classification and lake boundary delineation are discussed based on satellite remote sensing data and GIS techniques. The relative area errors of each lake in 2018 varied 1 %–79 % with average relative area errors of ±13.2 %. In high-mountain Asia, 30 121 glacial lakes with a total area of 2080.12 ± 2.28 km2 were catalogued in 2018 with a 15.2 % average rate of increase in area in 1990–2018.
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