Dynamic ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet driven by sustained glacier retreat

  title={Dynamic ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet driven by sustained glacier retreat},
  author={M. King and I. Howat and S. G. Candela and M. J. Noh and Seonsgu Jeong and B. No{\"e}l and M. R. van den Broeke and B. Wouters and Adelaide Negrete},
  journal={Communications Earth & Environment},
  • M. King, I. Howat, +6 authors Adelaide Negrete
  • Published 2020
  • Geology
  • Communications Earth & Environment
  • The Greenland Ice Sheet is losing mass at accelerated rates in the 21st century, making it the largest single contributor to rising sea levels. Faster flow of outlet glaciers has substantially contributed to this loss, with the cause of speedup, and potential for future change, uncertain. Here we combine more than three decades of remotely sensed observational products of outlet glacier velocity, elevation, and front position changes over the full ice sheet. We compare decadal variability in… CONTINUE READING
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