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TC | Volume 12, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 12, 2653–2666, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2653-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 12, 2653–2666, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2653-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 15 Aug 2018

Research article | 15 Aug 2018

Basal friction of Fleming Glacier, Antarctica – Part 2: Evolution from 2008 to 2015

Chen Zhao et al.
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A combination of computer modelling and observational data were used to infer the resistance to ice flow at the bed of the Fleming Glacier on the Antarctic Peninsula in both 2008 and 2015. The comparison suggests the grounding line retreated by ~ 9 km from 2008 to 2015. The retreat may be enhanced by a positive feedback between friction, melting and sliding at the glacier bed.
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