Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 16, 143–158, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-143-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 143–158, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-143-2022

Research article 14 Jan 2022

Research article | 14 Jan 2022

On the contribution of grain boundary sliding type creep to firn densification – an assessment using an optimization approach

Timm Schultz 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-2021-75', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Timm Schultz, 09 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-75', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Timm Schultz, 09 Jul 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 Jul 2021) by Kaitlin Keegan
AR by Timm Schultz on behalf of the Authors (10 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Sep 2021) by Kaitlin Keegan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Oct 2021)
RR by C. Max Stevens (11 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Oct 2021) by Kaitlin Keegan
AR by Timm Schultz on behalf of the Authors (17 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Dec 2021) by Kaitlin Keegan
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Short summary
Firn is the interstage product between snow and ice. Simulations describing the process of firn densification are used in the context of estimating mass changes of the ice sheets and past climate reconstructions. The first stage of firn densification takes place in the upper few meters of the firn column. We investigate how well a material law describing the process of grain boundary sliding works for the numerical simulation of firn densification in this stage.