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    Université de Fribourg

    Global glacier volume projections under high-end climate change scenarios

    Shannon, Sarah ; Smith, Robin ; Wiltshire, Andy ; Payne, Tony ; Huss, Matthias ; Betts, Richard ; Caesar, John ; Koutroulis, Aris ; Jones, Darren ; Harrison, Stephan

    In: The Cryosphere, 2019, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 325–350

    The Paris agreement aims to hold global warming to well below 2 ∘C and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 ∘C relative to the pre-industrial period. Recent estimates based on population growth and intended carbon emissions from participant countries suggest global warming may exceed this ambitious target. Here we present glacier volume projections for the end of this century, under a...

    Université de Fribourg

    The length of the world’s glaciers – a new approach for the global calculation of center lines

    Machguth, Horst ; Huss, Matthias

    In: The Cryosphere, 2014, vol. 8, no. 5, p. 1741–1755

    Glacier length is an important measure of glacier geometry. Nevertheless, global glacier inventories are mostly lacking length data. Only recently semi-automated approaches to measure glacier length have been developed and applied regionally. Here we present a first global assessment of glacier length using an automated method that relies on glacier surface slope, distance to the glacier margins...