Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 9, 1183–1190, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1183-2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 1183–1190, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1183-2015

Research article 05 Jun 2015

Research article | 05 Jun 2015

Winter speed-up of quiescent surge-type glaciers in Yukon, Canada

T. Abe and M. Furuya

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AR by Takahiro Abe on behalf of the Authors (08 Oct 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (13 Nov 2014) by Eric Larour
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Jan 2015) by Eric Larour
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (12 Mar 2015)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (24 Apr 2015) by Eric Larour
AR by Takahiro Abe on behalf of the Authors (11 May 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 May 2015) by Eric Larour
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Whereas glacier surge is known to often initiate in winter, we show significant winter speed-up signals in the upstream region even at quiescent surge-type glaciers in Yukon, Canada. Moreover, the winter speed-up region expanded from upstream to downstream. Given the absence of surface meltwater input in winter, we speculate the presence of englacial water storage that does not directly connect to the surface, yet can promote basal sliding through increased water pressure.