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Ghuffar, S., Bolch, T., Rupnik, E., & Bhattacharya, A. (2022): A pipeline for automated processing of declassified Corona KH-4 (1962-1972) stereo imagery. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1–1. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2022.3200151

Huang, L., Hock, R., Li, X., Bolch, T., Yang, K., Wang, N., Yao, T., Zhou, J., Dou, C., & Li, Z. (2022): Winter accumulation drives the spatial variations in glacier mass balance in High Mountain Asia. Science Bulletin, S2095927322003644. doi: 10.1016/j.scib.2022.08.019


Vishwakarma, B. D., Ramsankaran, R., Azam, Mohd. F., Bolch, T., Mandal, A., Srivastava, S., Kumar, P., Sahu, R., Navinkumar, P. J., Tanniru, S. R., Javed, A., Soheb, M., Dimri, A. P., Yadav, M., Devaraju, B., Chinnasamy, P., Reddy, M. J., Murugesan, G. P., Arora, M., … Bamber, J. (2022): Challenges in Understanding the Variability of the Cryosphere in the Himalaya and Its Impact on Regional Water Resources. Frontiers in Water, 4, 909246. doi: 10.3389/frwa.2022.909246


Bertone, A., Barboux, C., Bodin, X., Bolch, T., Brardinoni, F., Caduff, R., Christiansen, H. H., Darrow, M. M., Delaloye, R., Etzelmüller, B., Humlum, O., Lambiel, C., Lilleøren, K. S., Mair, V., Pellegrinon, G., Rouyet, L., Ruiz, L., Strozzi, T. (2022): Incorporating InSAR kinematics into rock glacier inventories: Insights from 11 regions worldwide. The Cryosphere, 16(7), 2769–2792. doi: 10.5194/tc-16-2769-2022


Falaschi, D., Berthier, E., Belart, J. M. C., Bravo, C., Castro, M., Durand, M., Villalba, R. (2022): Increased mass loss of glaciers in Volcán Domuyo (Argentinian Andes) between 1962 and 2020, revealed by aerial photos and satellite stereo imagery. Journal of Glaciology, 1–17. doi: 10.1017/jog.2022.43

Medeu, A.R., Popov, N.V., Blagovechshenskiy, V.P., Askarova, M.A., Medeu, A.A., Ranova, S.U., Kamalbekova, A., Bolch, T. (2022): Moraine-dammed glacial lakes and threat of glacial debris flows in South-East Kazakhstan. Earth-Science Reviews, 229, 103999. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2022.103999 

Orr, A., Ahmad, B., Alam, U., Appadurai, A., Bharucha, Z.P., Biemans, H., Bolch, T., et al. (2022): Knowledge priorities on climate change and water in the Upper Indus Basin: a horizon scanning exercise to identify the top 100 research questions in social and natural sciences. Earth’s Future 10, e2021EF002619. doi:10.1029/2021EF002619
Bolch, T., Yao, T., Bhattacharya, A., Hu, Y., King, O., Liu, L., Pronk, J.B., Rastner, P., Zhang, G. (2022): Earth observation to investigate occurrence, characteristics and changes of glaciers, glacial lakes and rock glaciers in the Poiqu River basin (Central Himalaya). Remote Sensing 14(8) 1927. doi: 10.3390/rs14081927
Wortmann, M., Duethmann, D., Menz, C., Bolch, T., Huang, S., Tong, J.,  Kundzewicz, Z.W., Krysanova, V. (2022): Projected climate change and its impacts on glaciers and water resources in the headwaters of the Tarim River, NW China/Kyrgyzstan. Climatic Change 171, (3–4) 30. doi: 10.1007/s10584-022-03343-w

Robson, B. A., MacDonell, S., Ayala, Á., Bolch, T., Nielsen, P. R., Vivero, S. (2022): Glacier and rock glacier changes since the 1950s in the La Laguna catchment, Chile. The Cryosphere 16(2), 647–665. doi: 10.5194/tc-16-647-2022

Guillet, G., King, O., Lv, M., Ghuffar, S., Benn, D., Quincey, D., Bolch, T. (2022): A regionally resolved inventory of High Mountain Asia surge-type glaciers, derived from a multi-factor remote sensing approach. The Cryosphere 16, 603-623, doi: 10.5194/tc-16-603-2022

Wangchuk, S., Bolch, T., Robson, B. (2022): Monitoring glacial lakes and their surroundings using Sentinel-1 SAR data, Google Earth Engine, and Persistent Scatter Interferometry. Remote Sensing of Environment 271, 112910, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2022.112910

Pronk, J.B., Bolch, T., King, O., Wouters, B., Benn, D.I. (2021): Contrasting surface velocities between lake- and land-terminating glaciers in the Himalayan region. The Cryosphere. 15, 5577–5599, doi: 10.5194/tc-15-5577-2021

Bhattacharya, A., Bolch, T., Mukherjee, K., King, O., Menounos, B., Kapitsa, V., Neckel, N., Yang, W., Yao, T. (2021): High Mountain Asian glacier response to climate revealed by multi-temporal satellite observations since the 1960s. Nature Communicationsdoi: 10.1038/s41467-021-24180-y

Bolch, T., Duethmann, D., Wortmann, M., Liu, S., Disse, M. (2021): Declining glaciers endanger sustainable development of the oases along the Aksu-Tarim River (Central Asia). International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecologydoi: 10.1080/13504509.2021.1943723

King, O., Bhattacharya, A., Bolch, T. (2021): The presence and influence of glacier surging around the Geladandong ice caps, North East Tibetan Plateau. Advances in Climate Change Research. doi:10.1016/j.accre.2021.05.001

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Yao, T., Bolch, T., Chen, D., Gao, J., Immerzeel, W., Piao, S., Su, F., Thompson, L., Wada, Y., Wang, L., Wang, T., Wu, G., Xu, B., Yang, W., Zhang, G., Zhao, P. (2022): The imbalance of the Asian water tower. Nature Reviews Earth & Environmentdoi: 10.1038/s43017-022-00299-4

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Allen, S.K., Zhang, G.Q., Wang, W.C., Yao, T.D., Bolch, T. (2019): Potentially dangerous glacial lakes across the Tibetan Plateau revealed using a large scale automated assessment approach. Science Bulletin 64: 435–445. doi: 10.1016/j.scib.2019.03.011

Bolch, T., Shea, J. M., Liu, S.Y., Azam, F. M., Yang, G., Gruber, S., Immerzeel, W. W., Kulkarni, A., Li, H.L., Tahir, A. A., Zhang, G.Q., Zhang, Y.S. (2019): Status and Change of the Cryosphere in the Extended Hindu Kush Himalaya Region. In: P. Wester et al. (eds.), The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment, Springer Nature. 209-255. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-92288-1_7

Bolch, T., Rohrbach, N., Kutusov, S., Robson, B., Osmonov, A. (2019): Occurrence, evolution and ice content of ice-debris complexes in the Ak-Shiirak, Central Tien Shan revealed by geophysical and remotely-sensed investigations. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 44: 129–143. doi: 10.1002/esp.4487

King, O., Bhattacharya, A., Bhambri, R., Bolch, T. (2019): Glacial lakes exacerbate Himalayan glacier mass loss. Scientific Reports 9 (1): 18145. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-53733-x.

Bolch, T. (2017): Asian Glaciers are a reliable water source. Nature 545: 161-162. doi: 10.1038/545161a.

Pfeffer, W.T., Arendt, A. A., Bliss, A., Bolch, T., Cogley, J. G., Gardner, A. S., Hagen, J.-O., Hock, R., Kaser, G., Kienholz, C., Miles, E. S., Moholdt, G., Mölg, N., Paul, F., Radic, V., Rastner, P., Raup, B. H., Rich, J., Sharp, M. J., the Randolph Consortium (2014): The Randolph Glacier Inventory: a globally complete inventory of glaciers. Journal of Glaciology 60(211): 537-552. doi: 10.3189/2014JoG13J176

Benn, D.I., Bolch, T., Dennis, K., Gulley, J., Luckman, A., Nicholson, K.L., Quincey, D., Thompson, S., Toumi, R., Wiseman, S. (2012): Response of debris-covered glaciers in the Mt. Everest region to recent climate warming and its implications to outburst flood hazards. Earth Science Reviews 114(1-2):156-174. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2012.03.008

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