Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Research article
23 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 23 Mar 2023

Development of the morphodynamics on Little Ice Age lateral moraines in 10 glacier forefields of the Eastern Alps since the 1950s

Sarah Betz-Nutz, Tobias Heckmann, Florian Haas, and Michael Becht


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esurf-2022-24', Oliver Sass, 28 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sarah Betz-Nutz, 10 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2022-24', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sarah Betz-Nutz, 03 Jan 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Sarah Betz-Nutz on behalf of the Authors (03 Jan 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (22 Feb 2023) by Tom Coulthard
ED: Publish as is (23 Feb 2023) by Andreas Lang (Editor)
AR by Sarah Betz-Nutz on behalf of the Authors (27 Feb 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The geomorphic activity of LIA lateral moraines is of high interest due to its implications for the sediment fluxes and hazards within proglacial areas. We derived multitemporal models from historical aerial images and recent drone images to investigate the morphodynamics on moraine slopes over time. We found that the highest erosion rates occur on the steepest moraine slopes, which stay active for decades, and that the slope angle explains morphodynamics better than the time since deglaciation.