Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 15, 3255–3278, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3255-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3255–3278, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3255-2021

Research article 15 Jul 2021

Research article | 15 Jul 2021

Gulf of Alaska ice-marginal lake area change over the Landsat record and potential physical controls

Hannah R. Field et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Review of Field et al. ‘Topography exerts primary control on the rate of Gulf of Alaska ice-marginal lake area change over the Landsat record’.', Jenna Sutherland, 05 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', William Armstrong, 12 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2020-366', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Feb 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', William Armstrong, 12 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (13 May 2021) by Chris R. Stokes
AR by William Armstrong on behalf of the Authors (17 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 May 2021) by Chris R. Stokes
RR by Jenna Sutherland (01 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish as is (09 Jun 2021) by Chris R. Stokes
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Short summary
The growth of a glacier lake alters the hydrology, ecology, and glaciology of its surrounding region. We investigate modern glacier lake area change across northwestern North America using repeat satellite imagery. Broadly, we find that lakes downstream from glaciers grew, while lakes dammed by glaciers shrunk. Our results suggest that the shape of the landscape surrounding a glacier lake plays a larger role in determining how quickly a lake changes than climatic or glaciologic factors.