Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 923–935, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-923-2021
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 923–935, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-923-2021

Research article 03 Aug 2021

Research article | 03 Aug 2021

Last-glacial-cycle glacier erosion potential in the Alps

Julien Seguinot and Ian Delaney

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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 esurf-2021-12', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Authors' response on RC1', Julien Seguinot, 01 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2021-12', Ian Evans, 04 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Authors' response on RC2', Julien Seguinot, 01 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Julien Seguinot on behalf of the Authors (14 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Jul 2021) by Andreas Lang
ED: Publish as is (07 Jul 2021) by Tom Coulthard(Editor)
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Short summary
Ancient Alpine glaciers have carved a fascinating landscape of piedmont lakes, glacial valleys, and mountain cirques. Using a previous supercomputer simulation of glacier flow, we show that glacier erosion has constantly evolved and moved to different parts of the Alps. Interestingly, larger glaciers do not always cause more rapid erosion. Instead, glacier erosion is modelled to slow down during glacier advance and peak during phases of retreat, such as the one the Earth is currently undergoing.