Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 10, 2971–2980, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2971-2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 2971–2980, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2971-2016

Research article 01 Dec 2016

Research article | 01 Dec 2016

Active subglacial lakes and channelized water flow beneath the Kamb Ice Stream

Byeong-Hoon Kim et al.

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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (07 Sep 2016)  Author's response
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (24 Oct 2016) by Kenichi Matsuoka
AR by Choon Ki Lee on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Nov 2016) by Kenichi Matsuoka
AR by Choon Ki Lee on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Kamb Ice Stream (KIS) in Antarctica ceased rapid ice flow approximately 160 years ago, still influencing on the current mass balance of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. We identify two previously unknown subglacial lakes beneath the stagnated trunk of the KIS. Rapid fill-drain hydrologic events over several months indicate that the lakes are probably connected by a subglacial drainage network. Our findings support previously published conceptual models of the KIS shutdown.