selected literature

In the following, selected proceedings from workshops and conferences on glacier monitoring and studies using WGMS data are listed:

Selected proceedings from workshops and conferences on glacier monitoring:

  • Casassa, G., Rivera, A., Kaser, G., Ribstein, P. and Schneider, C. (eds.) 2007. Mass balance of Andean glaciers. Global and Planetary Change, 59 (1-4).
  • International Glaciological Society 2007. The International Symposium on Cryospheric Indicators of Global Climate Change held in the city of Cambridge, England. Annals of Glaciology, 46.
  • Jansson, P., Fountain, A., Kaser, G., and Dyurgerov, M. (eds.) 1999. Workshop on Methods and Modelling of Mass Balance Measurements Tarfala, 10-12 August, 1998. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography, 81, 4.
  • Jansson, P. and Hagen, J.O. (eds.) 2009. Mass balance measurements and modeling. Annals of Glaciology, 50.
  • Kääb, A., Chiarle, M., Raup, B. and Schneider, C. (eds.) 2007. Climate change impacts on mountain glaciers and permafrost. Global and Planetary Change, 56.
  • Kull, C., Solomina, O., Haeberli, W. and Wiles, G. (eds.) 2008. Historical and Holocene glacier-climate variations. Global and Planetary Change, 60 (1-2).
  • WGI-IAHS (ICSI) 1980. World glacier inventory. Proceedings of a workshop held at Aletschzentrum, September 1978. IAHS Publ 126. link

Selected studies using WGMS data:

  • Braithwaite, R.J. 2002. Glacier mass balance: the first 50 years of international monitoring. Progress in Physical Geography, 26(1): 76-95.
  • Cogley, J.G. and Adams, W.P. 1998. Mass balance of glaciers other than the ice sheets. Journal of Glaciology, 44 (147): 315-325. DOI
  • Cogley, J.G. 2005. Mass and energy balances of glaciers and ice sheets. In: Anderson, M.G. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences 4. John Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey: 2555-2573.
  • Cogley, J.G. 2009. Geodetic and direct mass-balance measurements: comparison and joint analysis. Annals of Glaciology, 50 (50): 96-100. DOI
  • Dyurgerov, M. B. 2002. Glacier mass balance and regime: data of measurements and analysis. In: Meier, M. F. and Armstrong, R., Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research 55, University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Dyurgerov, M. B. 2010. Reanalysis of Glacier Changes: From the IGY to the IPY, 1960-2008. Data of Glaciological Studies, 108: 1-116.
  • Dyurgerov, M.B. and Dwyer, J. 2000. The steepening of glacier mass balance gradients with Northern Hemisphere warming. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie 36: 107-118.
  • Dyurgerov, M.B. and Meier, M.F. 1997. Mass balance of mountain and subpolar glaciers: a new global assessment for 1961-1990. Arctic and Alpine Research, 29(4): 379-391.
  • Dyurgerov, M.B. and Meier, M.F. 1999. Analysis of winter and summer glacier mass balances. Geografiska Annaler Series A – Physical Geography, 81A, 4: 541-554.
  • Dyurgerov, M.B. and Meier, M.F. 2005. Glaciers and the changing earth system: A 2004 snapshot. Occasional paper 58. Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Evans, I.S. 1977. World-wide variations in direction and concentration of cirque and glacier aspects. Geografiska Annaler Series A – Physical Geography, 59(3-4): 151-175.
  • Evans, I.S. and Cox, N.J. 2005. Global variations of local asymmetry in glacier altitude: separation of north-south and east-west components. Journal of Glaciology, 51(174): 469-482. DOI
  • Evans, I.S. 2006. Glacier distribution in the Alps: Statistical modelling of altitude and aspect. Geografiska Annaler Series A – Physical Geography, 88A(2): 115-133.
  • Evans, I.S. 2006. Local aspect asymmetry of mountain glaciation: A global survey of consistency of favoured directions for glacier numbers and altitudes. Geomorphology, 73(1-2): 166-184.
  • Grove, J.M. 2004. Little ice ages: ancient and modern. Vol. I + II (2nd ed.). Routledge studies in physical geography and environment.
  • Haeberli, W. and Hoelzle, M. 1995. Application of inventory data for estimating characteristics of and regional climate change effects on mountain glaciers – a pilot study with the European Alps. Annals of Glaciology, 21: 206-212. DOI
  • Hoelzle, M., W. Haeberli, W., Dischl, M. and Peschke, W. 2003. Secular glacier mass balances derived from cumulative glacier length changes. Global and Planetary Change, 36(4): 295-306.
  • Kaser, G., Cogley, J.G., Dyurgerov, M.B., Meier, M.F. and Ohmura, A. 2006. Mass balance of glaciers and ice caps: Consensus estimates for 1961-2004. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L19501, doi:10.1029/2006GL027511.
  • Klok, E.J., Oerlemans, J. 2004. Climate reconstructions derived from global glacier length records. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 36(4): 575-583.
  • Meier, M.F. and Bahr, D.B. 1996. Counting glaciers: use of scaling methods to estimate the number and size distribution of the glaciers on the world. In: Colbeck, S.C. (ed.) Glaciers, Ice Sheets and Volcanoes: a tribute to Mark F. Meier. Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) Special Report, 96-27: 1-120.
  • Meier, M.F., Dyurgerov, M.B., Rick, U.K., O’Neel, S., Pfeffer, W.T., Anderson, R.S., Anderson, S.P. and Glazovsky, A.F. 2007. Glaciers dominate eustatic sea-level rise in the 21st century. Science, 317 (5841): 1064-1067.
  • Oerlemans, J. 2001. Glaciers and Climate Change. Swets and Zeitlinger, Lisse, 148pp.
  • Oerlemans, J. 2005. Extracting a climate signal from 169 glacier records. Science, 308(5722): 675-677.
  • Ohmura, A. 2011. Observed Mass Balance of Mountain Glaciers and Greenland Ice Sheet in the 20th Century and the Present Trends. Surveys in Geophysics. doi: 10.1007/s10712-011-9124-4.
  • Ohmura, A. 2006. Changes in mountain glaciers and ice caps during the 20th century. Annals of Glaciology, 43: 361-368. DOI
  • Ohmura, A. 2004. Cryosphere during the twentieth century. In: Sparks, R.S.J. and Hawkesworth, C.J. (eds.) The state of the Planet: Frontiers and Challenges in Geophysics, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., 150, AGU, Washington D.C.: 239-257.
  • Ohmura, A., Kasser, P. and Funk, M. 1992. Climate at the equilibrium line of glaciers. Journal of Glaciology, 38 (129): 397-411. DOI
  • Paul, F., Kääb, A., Maisch, M., Kellenberger, T.W. and Haeberli, W. 2004. Rapid disintegration of Alpine glaciers observed with satellite data. Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L21402, doi:10.1029/2004GL020816.
  • Radic, V. and Hock, R. 2011. Regionally differentiated contribution of mountain glaciers and ice caps to future sea-level rise. Nature, 4 (2): 91-94.
  • Raper, S.C.B. and Braithwaite, R.J. 2006. Low sea level rise projections from mountain glaciers and icecaps under global warming. Nature Geoscience, 439: 311-313.
  • Zemp, M., Haeberli, W., Bajracharya, S., Chinn, T.J., Fountain, A.G., Hagen, J.O., Huggel, C., Kääb, A., Kaltenborn, B.P., Karki, M., Kaser, G., Kotlyakov, V.M., Lambrechts, C., Li, Z.Q., Molnia, B.F., Mool, P., Nellemann, C., Novikov, V., Osipova, G.B., Rivera, A., Shrestha, B., Svoboda, F., Tsetkov, D.G., and Yao, T.D. 2007. Glaciers and ice caps. part I: Global overview and outlook. part II: Glacier changes around the world. In: UNEP: Global outlook for ice & snow. UNEP/GRID-Arendal, Norway: 115-152. link
  • Zemp, M., Hoelzle, M. and Haeberli, W. 2009. Six decades of glacier mass-balance observations: a review of the worldwide monitoring network. Annals of Glaciology, 50: 101-111. DOI
  • Zemp, M., Paul, F., Hoelzle, M., and Haeberli, W. 2007. Glacier fluctuations in the European Alps 1850-2000: an overview and spatio-temporal analysis of available data. In: Orlove, B., Wiegandt, E. and Luckman, B. (eds.): The darkening peaks: Glacial retreat in scientific and socal context. University of California Press: 152-167.

Literature about international glacier monitoring strategy as well as about monitoring guidelines and standards can be found on the GTN-G website.

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