Articles | Volume 15, issue 12
The Cryosphere, 15, 5577–5599, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5577-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 5577–5599, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5577-2021

Research article 10 Dec 2021

Research article | 10 Dec 2021

Contrasting surface velocities between lake- and land-terminating glaciers in the Himalayan region

Jan Bouke Pronk 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-2021-90', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jan Bouke Pronk, 06 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-90', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jan Bouke Pronk, 06 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) (08 Jul 2021) by Daniel Farinotti
AR by Jan Bouke Pronk on behalf of the Authors (04 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Sep 2021) by Daniel Farinotti
RR by William Armstrong (27 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Sep 2021) by Daniel Farinotti
AR by Jan Bouke Pronk on behalf of the Authors (12 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Oct 2021) by Daniel Farinotti
AR by Jan Bouke Pronk on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
About 10 % of Himalayan glaciers flow directly into lakes. This study finds, using satellite imagery, that such glaciers show higher flow velocities than glaciers without ice–lake contact. In particular near the glacier tongue the impact of a lake on the glacier flow can be dramatic. The development of current and new meltwater bodies will influence the flow of an increasing number of Himalayan glaciers in the future, a scenario not currently considered in regional ice loss projections.