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TC | Volume 13, issue 10
The Cryosphere, 13, 2657–2672, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2657-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 13, 2657–2672, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2657-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Oct 2019

Research article | 11 Oct 2019

Impact of frontal ablation on the ice thickness estimation of marine-terminating glaciers in Alaska

Beatriz Recinos et al.
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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (25 Apr 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 May 2019) by Etienne Berthier
RR by Douglas Brinkerhoff (16 May 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 May 2019)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 May 2019) by Etienne Berthier
AR by Beatriz Recinos on behalf of the Authors (05 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Jul 2019) by Etienne Berthier
RR by Douglas Brinkerhoff (01 Aug 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Aug 2019) by Etienne Berthier
AR by Beatriz Recinos on behalf of the Authors (06 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Sep 2019) by Etienne Berthier
AR by Beatriz Recinos on behalf of the Authors (12 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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We have implemented a frontal ablation parameterization into the Open Global Glacier Model and have shown that inversion methods based on mass conservation systematically underestimate the mass turnover (and therefore the thickness) of tidewater glaciers when neglecting frontal ablation. This underestimation can rise up to 19 % on a regional scale. Not accounting for frontal ablation will have an impact on the estimate of the glaciers’ potential contribution to sea level rise.
We have implemented a frontal ablation parameterization into the Open Global Glacier Model and...
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