Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 13, 397–412, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-397-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 397–412, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-397-2019

Research article 01 Feb 2019

Research article | 01 Feb 2019

Change detection of bare-ice albedo in the Swiss Alps

Kathrin Naegeli et al.

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Kathrin Naegeli on behalf of the Authors (29 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Sep 2018) by Marie Dumont
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Sep 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Oct 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (08 Oct 2018) by Marie Dumont
AR by Kathrin Naegeli on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Nov 2018) by Marie Dumont
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 Dec 2018)
ED: Publish as is (07 Jan 2019) by Marie Dumont
Download
Short summary
The paper investigates the temporal changes of bare-ice glacier surface albedo in the Swiss Alps between 1999 and 2016 from a regional to local scale using satellite data. Significant negative trends were found in the lowermost elevations and margins of the ablation zones. Although significant changes of glacier ice albedo are only present over a limited area, we emphasize that albedo feedback will considerably enhance the rate of glacier mass loss in the Swiss Alps in the near future.