Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Research article
29 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 29 Jun 2021

Contrasting regional variability of buried meltwater extent over 2 years across the Greenland Ice Sheet

Devon Dunmire, Alison F. Banwell, Nander Wever, Jan T. M. Lenaerts, and Rajashree Tri Datta


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Review of manuscript by Dunmire et al.', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Jan 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Devon Dunmire, 20 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-3', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Feb 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Devon Dunmire, 20 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 May 2021) by Elizabeth Bagshaw
AR by Devon Dunmire on behalf of the Authors (13 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 May 2021) by Elizabeth Bagshaw
Short summary
Here, we automatically detect buried lakes (meltwater lakes buried below layers of snow) across the Greenland Ice Sheet, providing insight into a poorly studied meltwater feature. For 2018 and 2019, we compare areal extent of buried lakes. We find greater buried lake extent in 2019, especially in northern Greenland, which we attribute to late-summer surface melt and high autumn temperatures. We also provide evidence that buried lakes form via different processes across Greenland.