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Volume 11, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 11, 2883–2896, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2883-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 11, 2883–2896, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2883-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Dec 2017

Research article | 12 Dec 2017

Glaciological settings and recent mass balance of Blåskimen Island in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica

Vikram Goel et al.

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Ice rises are locally grounded features surrounded by ice shelves. They help to stabilize the Antarctic Ice Sheet and in turn are affected by ice-sheet evolution. However, details of these influences depend on the glaciological settings of the ice rises. We first present detailed ground-based investigations from Blåskimen Island ice rise in East Antarctica. We found that the ice rise is at least ~ 600-years old and has been thickening by ~ 0.3 m per year over the past decade.
Ice rises are locally grounded features surrounded by ice shelves. They help to stabilize the...
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