Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 10, 1317–1329, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-1317-2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 1317–1329, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-1317-2016

Research article 24 Jun 2016

Research article | 24 Jun 2016

Accelerating retreat and high-elevation thinning of glaciers in central Spitsbergen

Jakub Małecki

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AR by Jakub Małecki on behalf of the Authors (07 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Apr 2016) by Jon Ove Hagen
RR by P. Holmlund (12 May 2016)
RR by Jack Kohler (27 May 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (28 May 2016) by Jon Ove Hagen
AR by Jakub Małecki on behalf of the Authors (02 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Jun 2016) by Jon Ove Hagen
AR by Jakub Małecki on behalf of the Authors (13 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Svalbard is a major terrestrial ice repository in the Arctic. This paper characterizes response of glaciers in its central part (Dickson Land) to climate change. After the Little Ice Age termination (ca. 1900) all glaciers have been retreating with an accelerating trend. After 1990 they have been thinning also in their highest zones, so most of them may be expected to disappear. These negative changes are linked to increasing air temperature over the region and contribute to sea-level rise.