Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 12, 2383–2399, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2383-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 2383–2399, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2383-2018
Research article
20 Jul 2018
Research article | 20 Jul 2018

Deglaciation and future stability of the Coats Land ice margin, Antarctica

Dominic A. Hodgson et al.

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We studied the Coats Land ice margin, Antarctica, providing a multi-disciplinary geophysical assessment of the ice sheet configuration through its last advance and retreat; a description of the physical constraints on the stability of the past and present ice and future margin based on its submarine geomorphology and ice-sheet geometry; and evidence that once detached from the bed, the ice shelves in this region were predisposed to rapid retreat back to coastal grounding lines.