Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 16, 333–347, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-333-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 333–347, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-333-2022

Research article 25 Jan 2022

Research article | 25 Jan 2022

Long-period variability in ice-dammed glacier outburst floods due to evolving catchment geometry

Amy Jenson 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-2021-141', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Amy Jenson, 07 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-141', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Sep 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Amy Jenson, 07 Oct 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) (12 Oct 2021) by Johannes J. Fürst
AR by Amy Jenson on behalf of the Authors (20 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Dec 2021) by Johannes J. Fürst
AR by Amy Jenson on behalf of the Authors (13 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Outburst floods are sudden releases of water from glacial environments. As glaciers retreat, changes in glacier and basin geometry impact outburst flood characteristics. We combine a glacier flow model describing glacier retreat with an outburst flood model to explore how ice dam height, glacier length, and remnant ice in a basin influence outburst floods. We find storage capacity is the greatest indicator of flood magnitude, and the flood onset mechanism is a significant indicator of duration.