Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Research article
02 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 02 Oct 2020

Monitoring the seasonal changes of an englacial conduit network using repeated ground-penetrating radar measurements

Gregory Church, Melchior Grab, Cédric Schmelzbach, Andreas Bauder, and Hansruedi Maurer


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (28 Jul 2020) by Nanna Bjørnholt Karlsson
AR by Gregory Church on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Aug 2020) by Nanna Bjørnholt Karlsson
RR by Slawek Tulaczyk (07 Aug 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Aug 2020) by Nanna Bjørnholt Karlsson
AR by Gregory Church on behalf of the Authors (18 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
In this field study, we repeated ground-penetrating radar measurements over an active englacial channel network that transports meltwater through the glacier. We successfully imaged the englacial meltwater pathway and were able to delimitate the channel's shape. Meltwater from the glacier can impact the glacier's dynamics if it reaches the ice–bed interface, and therefore monitoring these englacial drainage networks is important to understand how these networks behave throughout a season.