Melt-induced speed-up of Greenland ice sheet offset by efficient subglacial drainage

@article{Sundal2011MeltinducedSO,
  title={Melt-induced speed-up of Greenland ice sheet offset by efficient subglacial drainage},
  author={A. Sundal and A. Shepherd and P. Nienow and Edward Hanna and S. Palmer and P. Huybrechts},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={469},
  pages={521-524}
}
Fluctuations in surface melting are known to affect the speed of glaciers and ice sheets, but their impact on the Greenland ice sheet in a warming climate remains uncertain. Although some studies suggest that greater melting produces greater ice-sheet acceleration, others have identified a long-term decrease in Greenland’s flow despite increased melting. Here we use satellite observations of ice motion recorded in a land-terminating sector of southwest Greenland to investigate the manner in… Expand

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