Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 15, 4201–4206, 2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 4201–4206, 2021

Brief communication 02 Sep 2021

Brief communication | 02 Sep 2021

Brief communication: Evaluation of multiple density-dependent empirical snow conductivity relationships in East Antarctica

Minghu Ding et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-70', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Minghu Ding, 22 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-70', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Minghu Ding, 22 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Jun 2021) by Adam Booth
AR by Minghu Ding on behalf of the Authors (25 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Jul 2021) by Adam Booth
Short summary
Measurement of snow heat conductivity is essential to establish the energy balance between the atmosphere and firn, but it is still not clear in Antarctica. Here, we used data from three automatic weather stations located in different types of climate and evaluated nine schemes that were used to calculate the effective heat diffusivity of snow. The best solution was proposed. However, no conductivity–density relationship was optimal at all sites, and the performance of each varied with depth.