Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Research article
09 May 2023
Research article |  | 09 May 2023

European heat waves 2022: contribution to extreme glacier melt in Switzerland inferred from automated ablation readings

Aaron Cremona, Matthias Huss, Johannes Marian Landmann, Joël Borner, and Daniel Farinotti


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2022-247', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Jan 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Aaron Cremona, 01 Mar 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2022-247', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Jan 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Aaron Cremona, 01 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Mar 2023) by Ben Marzeion
AR by Aaron Cremona on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (30 Mar 2023) by Ben Marzeion
AR by Aaron Cremona on behalf of the Authors (30 Mar 2023)

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Aaron Cremona on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2023)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (04 May 2023) by Ben Marzeion
Short summary
Summer heat waves have a substantial impact on glacier melt as emphasized by the extreme summer of 2022. This study presents a novel approach for detecting extreme glacier melt events at the regional scale based on the combination of automatically retrieved point mass balance observations and modelling approaches. The in-depth analysis of summer 2022 evidences the strong correspondence between heat waves and extreme melt events and demonstrates their significance for seasonal melt.