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A Reconciled Estimate of Ice-Sheet Mass Balance
There is good agreement between different satellite methods—especially in Greenland and West Antarctica—and that combining satellite data sets leads to greater certainty, and the mass balance of Earth’s polar ice sheets is estimated by combining the results of existing independent techniques.
Glacier motion estimation using SAR offset-tracking procedures
- T. Strozzi, A. Luckman, T. Murray, U. Wegmüller, C. Werner
- Environmental Science, MathematicsIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote…
Two image-to-image patch offset techniques for estimating feature motion between satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images are discussed and their accuracy and application range are examined in the case of the surge of Monacobreen in Northern Svalbard.
Response of debris-covered glaciers in the Mount Everest region to recent warming, and implications for outburst flood hazards
Ocean forcing of glacier retreat in the western Antarctic Peninsula
- A. Cook, P. Holland, M. Meredith, T. Murray, A. Luckman, D. Vaughan
- Environmental Science, GeologyScience
- 15 July 2016
It is concluded that changes in ocean-induced melting are the primary cause of retreat for glaciers in this region and a mid-ocean warming since the 1990s in the south is coincident with widespread acceleration of glacier retreat.
Is there a single surge mechanism? Contrasts in dynamics between glacier surges in Svalbard and other regions
 During the 1990s, Monacobreen, a 40-km-long tidewater glacier in Svalbard, underwent a major surge. We mapped the surge dynamics using ERS synthetic aperture radar images, differential…
Rapid and synchronous ice‐dynamic changes in East Greenland
Two major outlet glaciers in East Greenland have suddenly begun to accelerate and retreat. The speeds of Kangerdlugssuaq and Helheim remained steady during the 1990s despite progressive and…
Satellite tracking large numbers of individuals to infer population level dispersal and core areas for the protection of an endangered species
Protecting only a few objectively defined important sites can encompass a large proportion of the foraging areas used and hence have considerable conservation benefit, according to the widespread availability of neritic foraging grounds across the Mediterranean.
Calving rates at tidewater glaciers vary strongly with ocean temperature
- A. Luckman, D. Benn, F. Cottier, S. Bevan, F. Nilsen, M. Inall
- Environmental ScienceNature Communications
- 9 October 2015
It is found that frontal ablation is not dependent on ice dynamics, nor reduced by glacier surface freeze-up, but varies strongly with sub-surface water temperature, which illustrates the potential for deriving simple models of tidewater glacier response to oceanographic forcing.
The glaciers climate change initiative: Methods for creating glacier area, elevation change and velocity products
Stagnation and mass loss on a Himalayan debris-covered glacier: processes, patterns and rates
The ablation areas of debris-covered glaciers typically consist of a complex mosaic of surface features with contrasting processes and rates of mass loss. This greatly complicates glacier response to…