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Goerlich, F., Bolch, T., and Paul, F. (2020): More dynamic than expected: an updated survey of surging glaciers in the Pamir, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 3161–3176,

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Mölg, N., Fergusson, J., Bolch, T., Vieli, A. (2020): On the influence of debris cover on glacier morphology: How high-relief structures evolve from smooth surfaces. Geomorphology 357, 107092. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2020.107092.

Robson, B., Bolch, T., MacDonell, S., Hölbling, D., Rastner, P., Schaffer, N. (2020): Automated detection of rock glaciers using deep learning and object-based image analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment 250, 112033. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2020.112033.

Wangchuk, S., Bolch, T. (2020): Mapping of glacial lakes using Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data and a random forest classifier: strengths and challenges. Science of Remote Sensing, 100008. doi:10.1016/j.srs.2020.100008.

Zhang, G.Q., Yao, T.D., Xie, H.J., Yang, K., Zhu, L., Shum, C.K., Bolch, T., Yi, S., Allen, S., Jiang, L.G., Chen, W.F., Ke, C.Q. (2020): Response of Tibetan Plateau’s lakes to climate changes: Trend, pattern, and mechanisms. Earth Science Reviews, 208, 103269. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103269.

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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.

Bolch, T., Kulkarni, A., Kääb, A., Huggel, C., Paul, F., Cogley, G., Frey, H., Kargel, J.S., Fujita, K., Scheel, M., Bajracharya, S., Stoffel, M. (2012): The state and fate of Himalayan glaciers. SCIENCE 336(6079), 310–314. doi: 10.1126/science.1215828.

Bolch, T., Pieczonka, T., Benn, D.I. (2011): Multi-decadal mass loss of glaciers in the Everest area (Nepal, Himalaya) derived from stereo imagery. The Cryosphere 5: 349-358. doi: 10.5194/tc-5-349-2011.

Bolch, T., Menounos, B., Wheate, R. (2010): Landsat-based glacier inventory of western Canada, 1985-2005. Remote Sensing of Environment 114 (1): 127-137. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2009.08.015.

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