Journal cover Journal topic
Earth System Science Data The data publishing journal
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 8.792 IF 8.792
  • IF 5-year value: 8.414 IF 5-year
    8.414
  • CiteScore value: 8.18 CiteScore
    8.18
  • SNIP value: 2.620 SNIP 2.620
  • SJR value: 4.885 SJR 4.885
  • IPP value: 7.67 IPP 7.67
  • h5-index value: 28 h5-index 28
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 24 Scimago H
    index 24
Volume 10, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 805-814, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-805-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 805-814, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-805-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  20 Apr 2018

20 Apr 2018

Historical glacier outlines from digitized topographic maps of the Swiss Alps

Daphné Freudiger et al.
Related authors  
Large-scale analysis of changing frequencies of rain-on-snow events with flood-generation potential
D. Freudiger, I. Kohn, K. Stahl, and M. Weiler
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2695-2709, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-2695-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-2695-2014, 2014
Related subject area  
Cryosphere – Glaciology
Greenland Ice Sheet solid ice discharge from 1986 through 2017
Kenneth D. Mankoff, William Colgan, Anne Solgaard, Nanna B. Karlsson, Andreas P. Ahlstrøm, Dirk van As, Jason E. Box, Shfaqat Abbas Khan, Kristian K. Kjeldsen, Jeremie Mouginot, and Robert S. Fausto
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 769-786, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-769-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-769-2019, 2019
Short summary
Long-term records of glacier surface velocities in the Ötztal Alps (Austria)
Martin Stocker-Waldhuber, Andrea Fischer, Kay Helfricht, and Michael Kuhn
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 705-715, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-705-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-705-2019, 2019
A high-resolution image time series of the Gorner Glacier – Swiss Alps – derived from repeated unmanned aerial vehicle surveys
Lionel Benoit, Aurelie Gourdon, Raphaël Vallat, Inigo Irarrazaval, Mathieu Gravey, Benjamin Lehmann, Günther Prasicek, Dominik Gräff, Frederic Herman, and Gregoire Mariethoz
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 579-588, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-579-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-579-2019, 2019
Short summary
Geology datasets in North America, Greenland and surrounding areas for use with ice sheet models
Evan J. Gowan, Lu Niu, Gregor Knorr, and Gerrit Lohmann
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 375-391, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-375-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-375-2019, 2019
Short summary
Age stratigraphy in the East Antarctic Ice Sheet inferred from radio echo sounding horizons
Anna Winter, Daniel Steinhage, Timothy T. Creyts, Thomas Kleiner, and Olaf Eisen
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2018-140,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2018-140, 2018
Revised manuscript accepted for ESSD
Cited articles  
Bauder, A., Funk, M., and Huss, M.: Ice-volume changes of selected glaciers in the Swiss Alps since the end of the 19th century, Ann. Glaciol., 46, 145–149, 2007.
Bauder, A., Fischer, M., Funk, M., Gabbi, J., Hoelzle, M., Huss, M., Kappenberger, G., and Steinegger, U.: The Swiss Glaciers 2013/14 and 2014/15, Glaciological Report No. 135/136, Zurich, ISSN 1424-2222, 2017.
Caminada, P.: Pioniere der Alpentopographie: Die Geschichte der Schweizer Kartenkunst, VS-Verlag, Zurich, 2003.
Clark, C. D., Evans, D. J. A., Khatwa, A., Bradwell, T., Jordan, C. J., Marsh, S. H., Mitchell, W. A., and Bateman, M. D.: Map and GIS database of glacial landforms and features related to the last British Ice Sheet, Boreas, 33, 359–375, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1502-3885.2004.tb01246.x, 2004.
Collins, D. N.: Climatic warming, glacier recession and runoff from Alpine basins after the Little Ice Age maximum, Ann. Glaciol., 48, 119–124, https://doi.org/10.3189/172756408784700761, 2008.
Download
Short summary
To understand glacier changes in the Swiss Alps at the large scale, long-term datasets are needed. To fill the gap between the existing glacier inventories of the Swiss Alps between 1850 and 1973, we digitized glacier outlines from topographic historical maps of Switzerland for the time periods ca. 1900 and ca. 1935. We found that > 88 % of the digitized glacier area was plausible compared to four inventories. The presented dataset is therefore valuable information for long-term glacier studies.
To understand glacier changes in the Swiss Alps at the large scale, long-term datasets are...
Citation