Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Research article
12 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 12 Oct 2022

Effects of topographic and meteorological parameters on the surface area loss of ice aprons in the Mont Blanc massif (European Alps)

Suvrat Kaushik, Ludovic Ravanel, Florence Magnin, Yajing Yan, Emmanuel Trouve, and Diego Cusicanqui


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-334', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Suvrat Kaushik, 03 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-334', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Suvrat Kaushik, 03 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (12 Sep 2022) by Caroline Clason
AR by Suvrat Kaushik on behalf of the Authors (15 Sep 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Sep 2022) by Caroline Clason
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Sep 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 Sep 2022) by Caroline Clason
AR by Suvrat Kaushik on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Climate change impacts all parts of the cryosphere but most importantly the smaller ice bodies like ice aprons (IAs). This study is the first attempt on a regional scale to assess the impacts of the changing climate on these small but very important ice bodies. Our study shows that IAs have consistently lost mass over the past decades. The effects of climate variables, particularly temperature and precipitation and topographic factors, were analysed on the loss of IA area.