Acceleration of Jakobshavn Isbræ triggered by warm subsurface ocean waters

@article{Holland2008AccelerationOJ,
  title={Acceleration of Jakobshavn Isbr{\ae} triggered by warm subsurface ocean waters},
  author={D. Holland and Robert H. Thomas and B. D. Young and M. Ribergaard and B. Lyberth},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={1},
  pages={659-664}
}
Observations over past decades show a sudden switch of Jakobshavn Isbrae—a large outlet glacier feeding a deep-ocean fjord on Greenland’s west coast—from slow thickening to rapid thinning in 1997. This switch is associated with a doubling in glacier velocity. Hydrographic data show a concurrent sudden increase in subsurface ocean temperatures along the entire west coast of Greenland, suggesting that the changes in Jakobshavn Isbrae were triggered by the arrival of relatively warm water… Expand

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