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Author Correction: Mountain rock glaciers contain globally significant water stores

The Original Article was published on 12 February 2018

Correction to: Scientific Reports https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-21244-w, published online 12 February 2018


The original version of this Article contained errors.


Table 1 contained the incorrect values for the “South America” region. As a result, the values for “Near-Global” was incorrect. The correct and incorrect values appear below.


Incorrect:

RGI region No. studies (n) Rock glaciers (n) Rock glacier area WVEQ
Total Intact Relict Total Intact Relict
(-) (-) (-) (-) (km2) (km2) (km2) (Gt)
South America 17 28,665 16,117 12,548 3557.69 2307.60 1299.40 32.84 ± 6.57
NEAR-GLOBAL 76 73,096 39,321 33,724 8879.79 5627.89 3436.06 83.72 ± 16.74

Correct:

RGI region No. studies (n) Rock glaciers (n) Rock glacier area WVEQ
Total Intact Relict Total Intact Relict
(-) (-) (-) (-) (km2) (km2) (km2) (Gt)
South America 17 6991 4579 2412 976.51 725.01 251.66 11.14 ± 2.23
NEAR-GLOBAL 76 51,422 27,783 23,588 6298.62 4045.30 2388.33 62.02 ± 12.40

In addition, Table 2 contained the incorrect values for the “South America” region. As a result, the values for “Near-Global” was incorrect. The correct and incorrect values appear below.


Incorrect:

RGI region Rock glacier Glacier Ratio
Area WVEQ Area WVEQ Rock glacier: glacier WVEQ
(km2) (Gt) (km2) (Gt)
South America 3557.69 32.84 31,679.00 4,873.21 1:148
NEAR-GLOBAL 8879.79 83.72 726,792.00 138,074.14 1:1,649

Correct:

RGI region Rock glacier Glacier Ratio
Area WVEQ Area WVEQ Rock glacier: glacier WVEQ
(km2) (Gt) (km2) (Gt)
South America 976.51 11.14 31,679.00 4,873.21 1:437
NEAR-GLOBAL 6298.62 62.02 726,792.00 138,074.14 1:2,226

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Jones, D.B., Harrison, S., Anderson, K. et al. Author Correction: Mountain rock glaciers contain globally significant water stores. Sci Rep 11, 20997 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-00027-w

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