(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

A review of methods for estimating the contribution of glacial meltwater to total watershed discharge

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LA FRENIERRE J. (1) ; MARK B.G. (1) ;
(1) Ohio State Univ., Columbus, ETATS-UNIS


The AA. examine 5 different methodological approaches : direct discharge measurement, glaciological approaches, hydrological balance equations, hydrochemical tracers, and hydrological modeling. After a brief summary of the role of glaciers in watershed hydrology, they evaluate each approach, with regard to their respective data requirements, assumptions, and associated uncertainties. Next, they discuss factors that researchers must consider in deciding upon a particular methodological approach, then conclude with a discussion of future research needs. The AA. underscore the need for expanded meteorological, hydrological, and glaciological monitoring networks in glacierized watersheds worldwide, for more comprehensive assessment of uncertainty and for better integration of research with the specific needs of watershed stakeholder


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 38, no2 [pp. 173-200]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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