Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Research article
22 May 2024
Research article |  | 22 May 2024

Hydrological response of Andean catchments to recent glacier mass loss

Alexis Caro, Thomas Condom, Antoine Rabatel, Nicolas Champollion, Nicolás García, and Freddy Saavedra


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-888', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Jun 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Alexis Caro, 03 Dec 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-888', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Oct 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Alexis Caro, 03 Dec 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (04 Dec 2023) by Ben Marzeion
AR by Alexis Caro on behalf of the Authors (14 Dec 2023)  Author's response 
EF by Polina Shvedko (15 Dec 2023)  Manuscript   Author's tracked changes 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Dec 2023) by Ben Marzeion
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Jan 2024)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Feb 2024)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Feb 2024) by Ben Marzeion
AR by Alexis Caro on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (02 Apr 2024) by Ben Marzeion
AR by Alexis Caro on behalf of the Authors (10 Apr 2024)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The glacier runoff changes are still unknown in most of the Andean catchments, thereby increasing uncertainties in estimating water availability, especially during the dry season. Here, we simulate glacier evolution and related glacier runoff changes across the Andes between 2000 and 2019. Our results indicate a glacier reduction in 93 % of the catchments, leading to a 12 % increase in glacier melt. These results can be downloaded and integrated with discharge measurements in each catchment.