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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 11, 2773-2782, 2017
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Research article
05 Dec 2017
Satellite-derived submarine melt rates and mass balance (2011–2015) for Greenland's largest remaining ice tongues
Nat Wilson et al.
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Short summary
We estimate submarine melt rates from ice tongues in northern Greenland using WorldView satellite imagery. At Ryder Glacier, melt is strongly concentrated around regions where subglacier channels likely enter the fjord. At the 79 North Glacier, we find a large volume imbalance in which melting removes a greater quantity of ice than is replaced by inflow over the grounding line. This leads us to suggest that a reduction in the spatial extent of the ice tongue is possible over the coming decade.
We estimate submarine melt rates from ice tongues in northern Greenland using WorldView...