Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 16, 2595–2615, 2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 2595–2615, 2022
Research article
28 Jun 2022
Research article | 28 Jun 2022

Towards accurate quantification of ice content in permafrost of the Central Andes – Part 2: An upscaling strategy of geophysical measurements to the catchment scale at two study sites

Tamara Mathys et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-251', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Tamara Mathys, 12 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-251', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Tamara Mathys, 12 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (28 Jan 2022) by Adam Booth
AR by Tamara Mathys on behalf of the Authors (31 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Apr 2022) by Adam Booth
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Apr 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 May 2022)
ED: Publish as is (08 Jun 2022) by Adam Booth
Short summary
With ongoing climate change, there is a pressing need to understand how much water is stored as ground ice in permafrost. Still, field-based data on permafrost in the Andes are scarce, resulting in large uncertainties regarding ground ice volumes and their hydrological role. We introduce an upscaling methodology of geophysical-based ground ice quantifications at the catchment scale. Our results indicate that substantial ground ice volumes may also be present in areas without rock glaciers.