Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Research article
16 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 16 Mar 2020

Spatial and temporal variations in glacier aerodynamic surface roughness during the melting season, as estimated at the August-one ice cap, Qilian mountains, China

Junfeng Liu, Rensheng Chen, and Chuntan Han


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (09 Jan 2020) by Valentina Radic
AR by Junfeng Liu on behalf of the Authors (14 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jan 2020) by Valentina Radic
RR by Evan Miles (31 Jan 2020)
ED: Publish as is (10 Feb 2020) by Valentina Radic
Short summary
Glacier surface roughness during melting season was observed by manual and automatic photogrammetry. Surface roughness was larger at the snow and ice transition zone than in fully snow- or ice-covered areas. Persistent snowfall and rainfall both reduce surface roughness. High or rising turbulent heat as a component of surface energy balance tended to produce a smooth ice surface; low or decreasing turbulent heat tended to produce a rougher surface.