Articles | Volume 15, issue 12
Research article
06 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 06 Dec 2021

Multi-decadal (1953–2017) rock glacier kinematics analysed by high-resolution topographic data in the upper Kaunertal, Austria

Fabian Fleischer, Florian Haas, Livia Piermattei, Madlene Pfeiffer, Tobias Heckmann, Moritz Altmann, Jakob Rom, Manuel Stark, Michael H. Wimmer, Norbert Pfeifer, and Michael Becht


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-77', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 May 2021
    • RC2: 'Reply on RC1', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Jun 2021
      • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Fabian Fleischer, 26 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Fabian Fleischer, 26 Jul 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on tc-2021-77', Anonymous Referee #3, 29 Jun 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Fabian Fleischer, 26 Jul 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) (04 Aug 2021) by Andreas Vieli
AR by Fabian Fleischer on behalf of the Authors (15 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Sep 2021) by Andreas Vieli
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 Oct 2021) by Andreas Vieli
AR by Fabian Fleischer on behalf of the Authors (08 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We investigate the long-term (1953–2017) morphodynamic changes in rock glaciers in Kaunertal valley, Austria. Using a combination of historical aerial photographs and laser scanning data, we derive information on flow velocities and surface elevation changes. We observe a loss of volume and an acceleration from the late 1990s onwards. We explain this by changes in the meteorological forcing. Individual rock glaciers react to these changes to varying degrees.