Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 11, 877–890, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-877-2017

Special issue: The evolution of permafrost in mountain regions

The Cryosphere, 11, 877–890, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-877-2017

Research article 06 Apr 2017

Research article | 06 Apr 2017

Permafrost distribution modelling in the semi-arid Chilean Andes

Guillermo F. Azócar et al.

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AR by Guillermo Azócar on behalf of the Authors (07 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Nov 2016) by Christian Hauck
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Dec 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (22 Dec 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (09 Jan 2017) by Christian Hauck
AR by Guillermo Azócar on behalf of the Authors (27 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Jan 2017) by Christian Hauck
AR by Guillermo Azócar on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We present in this work a new statistical permafrost distribution model that provided a more detailed, locally adjusted insights into mountain permafrost distribution in the semi-arid Chilean Andes. The results indicate conditions favorable for permafrost presence, can be present in up to about 6.8 % of the study area (1051 km2), especially in the Elqui and Huasco watersheds. This kind of methodological approach used in this research can be replicable in another parts of the Andes.