Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 11, 2481–2490, 2017
The Cryosphere, 11, 2481–2490, 2017

Research article 03 Nov 2017

Research article | 03 Nov 2017

Analysis of ice shelf flexure and its InSAR representation in the grounding zone of the southern McMurdo Ice Shelf

Wolfgang Rack et al.


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (14 Jun 2017)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Jul 2017) by Kenichi Matsuoka
AR by Wolfgang Rack on behalf of the Authors (03 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Predicting changes of the Antarctic Ice Sheet involves fully understanding ice dynamics at the transition between grounded and floating ice. We map tidal bending of ice by satellite using InSAR, and we use precise GPS measurements with assumptions of tidal elastic bending to better interpret the satellite signal. It allows us to better define the grounding-line position and to refine the shape of tidal flexure profiles.