Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 253–269, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-253-2021
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 253–269, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-253-2021

Research article 30 Mar 2021

Research article | 30 Mar 2021

Laboratory observations on meltwater meandering rivulets on ice

Roberto Fernández and Gary Parker

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AR by Roberto Fernández on behalf of the Authors (26 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Jan 2021) by Jens Turowski
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Jan 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Jan 2021) by Jens Turowski
AR by Roberto Fernández on behalf of the Authors (02 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Feb 2021) by Jens Turowski
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Feb 2021) by Niels Hovius(Editor)
AR by Roberto Fernández on behalf of the Authors (16 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We present a set of observations from laboratory experiments on meltwater meandering rivulets on ice and compare them (qualitatively and quantitatively) to patterns commonly found in meandering channels flowing over different materials. Our channels display great similarities with real rivers in spite of being much smaller. Higher temperature differences between water and ice create deeper and less sinuous channels with bends that preferentially point downstream and are not as rounded.