Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Research article
04 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 04 Nov 2022

New insights into the decadal variability in glacier volume of a tropical ice cap, Antisana (0°29′ S, 78°09′ W), explained by the morpho-topographic and climatic context

Rubén Basantes-Serrano, Antoine Rabatel, Bernard Francou, Christian Vincent, Alvaro Soruco, Thomas Condom, and Jean Carlo Ruíz


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2022-70', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ruben Basantes, 07 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2022-70', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ruben Basantes, 07 Aug 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Ruben Basantes, 07 Aug 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) (08 Aug 2022) by Emily Collier
AR by Ruben Basantes on behalf of the Authors (08 Aug 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Sep 2022) by Emily Collier
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 Sep 2022)
ED: Publish as is (21 Sep 2022) by Emily Collier
AR by Ruben Basantes on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We assessed the volume variation of 17 glaciers on the Antisana ice cap, near the Equator. We used aerial and satellite images for the period 1956–2016. We highlight very negative changes in 1956–1964 and 1979–1997 and slightly negative or even positive conditions in 1965–1978 and 1997–2016, the latter despite the recent increase in temperatures. Glaciers react according to regional climate variability, while local humidity and topography influence the specific behaviour of each glacier.