Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 12, 2461–2479, 2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 2461–2479, 2018

Research article 26 Jul 2018

Research article | 26 Jul 2018

Glacier change along West Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land Sector and links to inter-decadal atmosphere–ocean variability

Frazer D. W. Christie et al.

Data sets

Grounding line, ice frontal position and coastal ice masks for the Marie Byrd Land Sector of West Antarctica, 2003-2015. Frazer D. W. Christie, Robert G. Bingham and Rosie R. Bisset

Short summary
With a focus on the hitherto little-studied Marie Byrd Land coastline linking Antarctica's more comprehensively studied Amundsen and Ross Sea Embayments, this paper uses both satellite remote sensing (Landsat, ASTER, ICESat, and CryoSat2) and climate and ocean records (i.e. ERA-Interim, Met Office EN4 data) to examine links between ice recession, inter-decadal atmosphere-ocean forcing and other influences acting upon the Pacific-facing coastline of West Antarctica.