Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 15, 1237–1258, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1237-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 1237–1258, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1237-2021

Research article 10 Mar 2021

Research article | 10 Mar 2021

Buoyant calving and ice-contact lake evolution at Pasterze Glacier (Austria) in the period 1998–2019

Andreas Kellerer-Pirklbauer et al.

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Present climate warming leads to glacier recession and formation of lakes. We studied the nature and rate of lake evolution in the period 1998–2019 at Pasterze Glacier, Austria. We detected for instance several large-scale and rapidly occurring ice-breakup events from below the water level. This process, previously not reported from the European Alps, might play an important role at alpine glaciers in the future as many glaciers are expected to recede into valley basins allowing lake formation.