The following paper is now available online:
Ragettli, S., Pellicciotti, F., Immerzeel, W., Miles, E., Petersen, L., Heynen, M., Shea, J., Stumm, D., Joshi, S., Shrestha, A. (2015). Unraveling the hydrology of a Himalayan catchment through integration of high resolution in situ data and remote sensing with an advanced simulation model. Advances in Water Resources (78). 94-111.
The highlights of the paper are:
- Model and multiple source data required to unravel Himalayan hydrology
- Debris thickness can be reconstructed using UAV data and the energy balance
- Similar magnitude of modeled debris-covered and debris-free glacier mass balances
- Avalanches play a significant role in runoff generation
- Most important contributors to total runoff are snowmelt (40%) and rainfall (34%)