Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
The Cryosphere, 15, 5151–5168, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5151-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 5151–5168, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5151-2021

Research article 19 Nov 2021

Research article | 19 Nov 2021

Accumulation of legacy fallout radionuclides in cryoconite on Isfallsglaciären (Arctic Sweden) and their downstream spatial distribution

Caroline C. Clason 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-2021-142', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Caroline Clason, 15 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-142', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Caroline Clason, 15 Sep 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) (24 Sep 2021) by Elizabeth Bagshaw
AR by Caroline Clason on behalf of the Authors (27 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Oct 2021) by Elizabeth Bagshaw
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Short summary
Our paper presents results of sample collection and subsequent geochemical analyses from the glaciated Isfallsglaciären catchment in Arctic Sweden. The data suggest that material found on the surface of glaciers, cryoconite, is very efficient at accumulating products of nuclear fallout transported in the atmosphere following events such as the Chernobyl disaster. We investigate how this compares with samples in the downstream environment and consider potential environmental implications.