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Attribution of global glacier mass loss to anthropogenic and natural causes

Overview of attention for article published in Science, August 2014
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37 news outlets
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8 blogs
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208 tweeters
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164 Mendeley
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Title
Attribution of global glacier mass loss to anthropogenic and natural causes
Published in
Science, August 2014
DOI 10.1126/science.1254702
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Authors

Ben Marzeion, J. Graham Cogley, Kristin Richter, David Parkes, Marzeion B, Cogley JG, Richter K, Parkes D

Abstract

The ongoing global glacier retreat is affecting human societies by causing sea-level rise, changing seasonal water availability, and increasing geohazards. Melting glaciers are an icon of anthropogenic climate change. However, glacier response times are typically decades or longer, which implies that the present-day glacier retreat is a mixed response to past and current natural climate variability and current anthropogenic forcing. Here, we show that only 25 ± 35% of the global glacier mass loss during the period from 1851 to 2010 is attributable to anthropogenic causes. Nevertheless, the anthropogenic signal is detectable with high confidence in glacier mass balance observations during 1991 to 2010, and the anthropogenic fraction of global glacier mass loss during that period has increased to 69 ± 24%.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 4 2%
United States 4 2%
Chile 2 1%
Switzerland 2 1%
Nepal 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Other 9 5%
Unknown 138 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 50 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 23%
Student > Master 20 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 6%
Professor 9 5%
Other 32 20%
Unknown 6 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 90 55%
Environmental Science 34 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 6%
Unspecified 6 4%
Physics and Astronomy 4 2%
Other 14 9%
Unknown 6 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 539. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 July 2017.
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#7,456
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Outputs from Science
#367
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#149
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#15
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