Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
The Cryosphere, 14, 4699–4718, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-4699-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 4699–4718, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-4699-2020

Research article 22 Dec 2020

Research article | 22 Dec 2020

Spatio-temporal flow variations driving heat exchange processes at a mountain glacier

Rebecca Mott et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (19 Jul 2020) by Valentina Radic
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Oct 2020) by Valentina Radic
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ED: Publish as is (26 Oct 2020) by Valentina Radic
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Short summary
The Hintereisferner Experiment (HEFEX) investigated spatial and temporal dynamics of the near-surface boundary layer and associated heat exchange processes close to the glacier surface during the melting season. Turbulence data suggest that strong changes in the local thermodynamic characteristics occur when westerly flows disturbed prevailing katabatic flow, forming across-glacier flows and facilitating warm-air advection from the surrounding ice-free areas, which potentially promote ice melt.