Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 16, 647–665, 2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 647–665, 2022

Research article 21 Feb 2022

Research article | 21 Feb 2022

Glacier and rock glacier changes since the 1950s in the La Laguna catchment, Chile

Benjamin Aubrey Robson 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-2021-200', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Benjamin Aubrey Robson, 24 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-200', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Benjamin Aubrey Robson, 24 Nov 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) (07 Dec 2021) by Kang Yang
AR by Benjamin Aubrey Robson on behalf of the Authors (07 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Dec 2021) by Kang Yang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Dec 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Jan 2022) by Kang Yang
Short summary
This work uses satellite and aerial data to study glaciers and rock glacier changes in La Laguna catchment within the semi-arid Andes of Chile, where ice melt is an important factor in river flow. The results show the rate of ice loss of Tapado Glacier has been increasing since the 1950s, which possibly relates to a dryer, warmer climate over the previous decades. Several rock glaciers show high surface velocities and elevation changes between 2012 and 2020, indicating they may be ice-rich.