Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 15, 3813–3837, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3813-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3813–3837, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3813-2021

Research article 18 Aug 2021

Research article | 18 Aug 2021

Synoptic control on snow avalanche activity in central Spitsbergen

Holt Hancock 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: 'Comment on tc-2021-48', Karsten Müller, 28 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Holt Hancock, 17 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-48', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Holt Hancock, 17 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (21 Jun 2021) by Masashi Niwano
AR by Holt Hancock on behalf of the Authors (05 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Jul 2021) by Masashi Niwano
RR by Karsten Müller (13 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Jul 2021) by Masashi Niwano
AR by Holt Hancock on behalf of the Authors (19 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Jul 2021) by Masashi Niwano
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Short summary
We investigate how snow avalanche activity in central Spitsbergen, Svalbard, is broadly controlled by atmospheric circulation. Avalanche activity in this region is generally associated with atmospheric circulation conducive to increased precipitation, wind speeds, and air temperatures near Svalbard during winter storms. Our results help place avalanche activity on Spitsbergen in the wider context of Arctic environmental change and provide a foundation for improved avalanche forecasting here.