Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Research article
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14 Aug 2018
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 14 Aug 2018

Channelized, distributed, and disconnected: subglacial drainage under a valley glacier in the Yukon

Camilo Rada and Christian Schoof


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AR by Camilo Rada Giacaman on behalf of the Authors (05 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Jun 2018) by Olivier Gagliardini
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Jun 2018)
RR by Bradley Lipovsky (23 Jun 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Jun 2018) by Olivier Gagliardini
AR by Camilo Rada Giacaman on behalf of the Authors (06 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We analyse a large glacier borehole pressure dataset and provide a holistic view of the observations, suggesting a consistent picture of the evolution of the subglacial drainage system. Some aspects are consistent with the established understanding and others ones are not. We propose that most of the inconsistencies arise from the capacity of some areas of the bed to become hydraulically isolated. We present an adaptation of an existing drainage model that incorporates this phenomena.