Basal Melting, Roughness and Structural Integrity of Ice Shelves

@article{Larter2022BasalMR,
  title={Basal Melting, Roughness and Structural Integrity of Ice Shelves},
  author={Robert D. Larter},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2022},
  volume={49}
}
  • R. Larter
  • Published 2022
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • Geophysical Research Letters
Ice shelves restrict outflow from many of the largest glaciers in Antarctica, thus limiting the Antarctic contribution to sea‐level rise. However, past ice‐shelf collapse events show they are highly vulnerable to surface and basal melting. Collapse of ice shelves in front of glaciers flowing on retrograde slopes could initiate runaway retreat processes. Difficulty in projecting how quickly these could play out makes dynamic ice loss from Antarctica the largest uncertainty in predicting future… 
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