Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Research article
04 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 04 Mar 2019

Role of discrete water recharge from supraglacial drainage systems in modeling patterns of subglacial conduits in Svalbard glaciers

Léo Decaux, Mariusz Grabiec, Dariusz Ignatiuk, and Jacek Jania


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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Oct 2018) by Olaf Eisen
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (15 Oct 2018)
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (02 Oct 2018)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Nov 2018) by Olaf Eisen
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (08 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Jan 2019) by Olaf Eisen
RR by Douglas Benn (30 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Jan 2019) by Olaf Eisen
Short summary
Due to the fast melting of glaciers around the world, it is important to characterize the evolution of the meltwater circulation beneath them as it highly impacts their velocity. By using very high-resolution satellite images and field measurements, we modelized it for two Svalbard glaciers. We determined that for most of Svalbard glaciers it is crucial to include their surface morphology to obtain a reliable model, which is not currently done. Having good models is key to predicting our future.