Glacier Mass Balance of Hintereisferner, Oetztal Alps, Austria, from 1952/53-2009/10

Andrea Fischer, Gerhard Markl & Michael Kuhn
Project: Glacier monitoring data of Austria Glaciers are the most visible indicators of global change. Mass balance data allow the calculation of the past and current contributions of land ice to the sea level change. Additionally, glaciological data are used to reconstruct former climate states and complement other climate proxies for the holocene. Since the instrumental climate data are biased towards low altitudes, glacier data offer an archive of high mountain climate that is subject...