Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
The Cryosphere, 15, 4823–4844, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4823-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 4823–4844, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4823-2021

Research article 13 Oct 2021

Research article | 13 Oct 2021

InSAR-based characterization of rock glacier movement in the Uinta Mountains, Utah, USA

George Brencher et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (14 Jun 2021) by Francesca Pellicciotti
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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (31 Aug 2021) by Francesca Pellicciotti
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ED: Publish as is (12 Sep 2021) by Francesca Pellicciotti
AR by George Brencher on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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We use satellite InSAR to inventory and monitor rock glaciers, frozen bodies of ice and rock debris that are an important water resource in the Uinta Mountains, Utah, USA. Our inventory contains 205 rock glaciers, which occur within a narrow elevation band and deform at 1.94 cm yr-1 on average. Uinta rock glacier movement changes seasonally and appears to be driven by spring snowmelt. The role of rock glaciers as a perennial water resource is threatened by ice loss due to climate change.