Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 13, 935–959, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-13-935-2022
Earth Syst. Dynam., 13, 935–959, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-13-935-2022
Research article
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01 Jun 2022
Research article  | Highlight paper | 01 Jun 2022

Glacial runoff buffers droughts through the 21st century

Lizz Ultee et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esd-2021-94', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Brief clarifications re: RC1', Lizz Ultee, 07 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Response to review comments', Lizz Ultee, 26 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on esd-2021-94', Caroline Clason, 10 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Response to review comments', Lizz Ultee, 26 Jan 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on esd-2021-94', Sarah Hanus, 14 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Jan 2022) by Christian Franzke
AR by Lizz Ultee on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jan 2022) by Christian Franzke
RR by Caroline Clason (28 Jan 2022)
RR by Sarah Hanus (02 Feb 2022)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (02 Feb 2022) by Christian Franzke
AR by Lizz Ultee on behalf of the Authors (20 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Mar 2022) by Christian Franzke
RR by Sarah Hanus (08 Apr 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Apr 2022) by Christian Franzke
AR by Lizz Ultee on behalf of the Authors (11 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Apr 2022) by Christian Franzke
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Short summary
Global climate models suggest that droughts could worsen over the coming century. In mountain basins with glaciers, glacial runoff can ease droughts, but glaciers are retreating worldwide. We analyzed how one measure of drought conditions changes when accounting for glacial runoff that changes over time. Surprisingly, we found that glacial runoff can continue to buffer drought throughout the 21st century in most cases, even as the total amount of runoff declines.
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