Articles | Volume 26, issue 23
Research article
02 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 02 Dec 2022

Towards a hydrogeomorphological understanding of proglacial catchments: an assessment of groundwater storage and release in an Alpine catchment

Tom Müller, Stuart N. Lane, and Bettina Schaefli


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-110', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Tom Müller, 27 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-110', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Tom Müller, 27 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (16 Jul 2022) by Insa Neuweiler
AR by Tom Müller on behalf of the Authors (31 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Sep 2022) by Insa Neuweiler
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Nov 2022) by Insa Neuweiler
AR by Tom Müller on behalf of the Authors (12 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This research provides a comprehensive analysis of groundwater storage in Alpine glacier forefields, a zone rapidly evolving with glacier retreat. Based on data analysis of a case study, it provides a simple perceptual model showing where and how groundwater is stored and released in a high Alpine environment. It especially points out the presence of groundwater storages in both fluvial and bedrock aquifers, which may become more important with future glacier retreat.