Articles | Volume 25, issue 9
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Technical note: Introduction of a superconducting gravimeter as novel hydrological sensor for the Alpine research catchment Zugspitze
- Final revised paper (published on 20 Sep 2021)
- Preprint (discussion started on 08 Mar 2021)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-78', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Mar 2021
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Christian Voigt, 17 Mar 2021
RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-78', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Apr 2021
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Christian Voigt, 20 Apr 2021
CC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-78', David Crossley, 11 Apr 2021
- AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Christian Voigt, 20 Apr 2021
- AC4: 'Comment on hess-2021-78', Christian Voigt, 07 May 2021
- EC1: 'Editor Comment on hess-2021-78', Bettina Schaefli, 26 May 2021
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (26 May 2021) by Bettina Schaefli
AR by Christian Voigt on behalf of the Authors (15 Jun 2021)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Jun 2021) by Bettina Schaefli
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Jun 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Aug 2021) by Bettina Schaefli
AR by Christian Voigt on behalf of the Authors (16 Aug 2021)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Aug 2021) by Bettina Schaefli
Continuously measuring gravity changes in a high altitude Alpine site is a première, and these integrative measurements will provide new information on the ice-snow-water mass balance. More specifically, the combination of continuous, relative measurements with the superconducting gravimeter and occasional ones with an absolute instrument should provide valuable information on long-term changes informing about erosional processes, and ice and water mass changes.
Such a study is in principle worth publishing in HESS, but presently, it suffers from different shortcomings.
See also my numerous comments in the annotated pdf.
I recommend rejection as presently, much more work should be done but I would be pleased to revise an improved version of this work when (1) the absolute gravity measurements are performed and (2) a more comprehensive investigation of the snow and water mass balance is done. Of course, more time is needed but this is often the case in geodesy, where one looks at slow processes.