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

Sub-seasonal variability of supraglacial ice cliff melt rates and associated processes from time-lapse photogrammetry

Marin Kneib, Evan S. Miles, Pascal Buri, Stefan Fugger, Michael McCarthy, Thomas E. Shaw, Zhao Chuanxi, Martin Truffer, Matthew J. Westoby, Wei Yang, and Francesca Pellicciotti


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2022-81', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Marin Kneib, 29 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2022-81', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Jun 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Marin Kneib, 29 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Aug 2022) by Kang Yang
AR by Marin Kneib on behalf of the Authors (06 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Sep 2022) by Kang Yang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Oct 2022) by Kang Yang
AR by Marin Kneib on behalf of the Authors (19 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Ice cliffs are believed to be important contributors to the melt of debris-covered glaciers, but this has rarely been quantified as the cliffs can disappear or rapidly expand within a few weeks. We used photogrammetry techniques to quantify the weekly evolution and melt of four cliffs. We found that their behaviour and melt during the monsoon is strongly controlled by supraglacial debris, streams and ponds, thus providing valuable insights on the melt and evolution of debris-covered glaciers.