Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 15, 3877–3896, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3877-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3877–3896, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3877-2021

Research article 20 Aug 2021

Research article | 20 Aug 2021

The distribution and evolution of supraglacial lakes on 79° N Glacier (north-eastern Greenland) and interannual climatic controls

Jenny V. Turton 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-2021-45', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jenny Turton, 26 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-45', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jenny Turton, 26 Apr 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) (12 May 2021) by Stef Lhermitte
AR by Jenny Turton on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Jun 2021) by Stef Lhermitte
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 Jul 2021) by Stef Lhermitte
AR by Jenny Turton on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Jul 2021) by Stef Lhermitte
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Short summary
We assess the climatic controls of melt lake development, melt duration, melt extent, and the spatial distribution of lakes of 79°N Glacier. There is a large interannual variability in the areal extent of the lakes and the maximum elevation of lake development, which is largely controlled by the summertime air temperatures and the snowpack thickness. Late-summer lake development can be prompted by spikes in surface mass balance. There is some evidence of inland expansion of lakes over time.