Articles | Volume 18, issue 1
Research article
14 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 14 Jan 2022

Glacier response to Holocene warmth inferred from in situ 10Be and 14C bedrock analyses in Steingletscher's forefield (central Swiss Alps)

Irene Schimmelpfennig, Joerg M. Schaefer, Jennifer Lamp, Vincent Godard, Roseanne Schwartz, Edouard Bard, Thibaut Tuna, Naki Akçar, Christian Schlüchter, Susan Zimmerman, and ASTER Team


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-110', Heinz Wanner, 20 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Irene Schimmelpfennig, 27 Sep 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-110', Yarrow Axford, 05 Oct 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Irene Schimmelpfennig, 25 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-110', Kurt Nicolussi, 10 Oct 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC2', Irene Schimmelpfennig, 25 Nov 2021
  • CC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-110', Martin Grosjean, 13 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on CC2', Irene Schimmelpfennig, 25 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Nov 2021) by Alessio Rovere
AR by Irene Schimmelpfennig on behalf of the Authors (29 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Dec 2021) by Alessio Rovere
Short summary
Small mountain glaciers advance and recede as a response to summer temperature changes. Dating of glacial landforms with cosmogenic nuclides allowed us to reconstruct the advance and retreat history of an Alpine glacier throughout the past ~ 11 000 years, the Holocene. The results contribute knowledge to the debate of Holocene climate evolution, indicating that during most of this warm period, summer temperatures were similar to or warmer than in modern times.