Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Data description paper
31 Jan 2023
Data description paper |  | 31 Jan 2023

Multi-hazard susceptibility mapping of cryospheric hazards in a high-Arctic environment: Svalbard Archipelago

Ionut Cristi Nicu, Letizia Elia, Lena Rubensdotter, Hakan Tanyaş, and Luigi Lombardo


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2022-228', Jan Kavan, 17 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ionut Cristi Nicu, 19 Oct 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2022-228', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Dec 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Ionut Cristi Nicu on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Jan 2023) by David Carlson
AR by Ionut Cristi Nicu on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Thaw slumps and thermo-erosion gullies are cryospheric hazards that are widely encountered in Nordenskiöld Land, the largest and most compact ice-free area of the Svalbard Archipelago. By statistically analysing the landscape characteristics of locations where these processes occurred, we can estimate where they may occur in the future. We mapped 562 thaw slumps and 908 thermo-erosion gullies and used them to create the first multi-hazard susceptibility map in a high-Arctic environment.
Final-revised paper