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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3791–3818, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3791-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3791–3818, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3791-2021

Data description paper 06 Aug 2021

Data description paper | 06 Aug 2021

Mass balances of Yala and Rikha Samba glaciers, Nepal, from 2000 to 2017

Dorothea Stumm et al.

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Glacier mass change data are valuable as a climate indicator and help to verify simulations of glaciological and hydrological processes. Data from the Himalaya are rare; hence, we established monitoring programmes on two glaciers in the Nepal Himalaya. We measured annual mass changes on Yala and Rikha Samba glaciers from 2011 to 2017 and calculated satellite-based mass changes from 2000 to 2012 for Yala Glacier. Both glaciers are shrinking, following the general trend in the Himalayas.