Extended Data Fig. 2: Glacier distribution for Switzerland. | Nature

Extended Data Fig. 2: Glacier distribution for Switzerland.

From: Twentieth-century contribution to sea-level rise from uncharted glaciers

Extended Data Fig. 2

We believe that in Switzerland, the RGIv5 (solid red) has a much better representation of small glaciers. The Swiss Glacier Inventory22 (SGI) (solid black), which is based on high-resolution orthophotographs, and which is therefore believed to have better representation of small glaciers than is available globally, shows good agreement with the RGI. The power laws for the RGI and SGI (dashed red and dashed black respectively) are calculated for the 10−2 to 100 km2 range, and show that a credible power law exists in this region down to the smallest glacier sizes, albeit with reduced exponents (1.26 and 1.16 respectively).

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