Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 15, 199–214, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-199-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 199–214, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-199-2021

Research article 14 Jan 2021

Research article | 14 Jan 2021

Response of downstream lakes to Aru glacier collapses on the western Tibetan Plateau

Yanbin Lei et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (22 Aug 2020) by Jürg Schweizer
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RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (17 Oct 2020)
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Oct 2020)
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (12 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Nov 2020) by Jürg Schweizer
AR by Yanbin Lei on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Nov 2020) by Jürg Schweizer
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Short summary
Two glaciers in the Aru range, western Tibetan Plateau (TP), collapsed suddenly on 17 July and 21 September 2016, respectively, causing fatal damage to local people and their livestock. The impact of the glacier collapses on the two downstream lakes (i.e., Aru Co and Memar Co) is investigated in terms of lake morphology, water level and water temperature. Our results provide a baseline in understanding the future lake response to glacier melting on the TP under a warming climate.