Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 12, 2637–2652, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2637-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 2637–2652, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2637-2018

Research article 15 Aug 2018

Research article | 15 Aug 2018

Basal friction of Fleming Glacier, Antarctica – Part 1: Sensitivity of inversion to temperature and bedrock uncertainty

Chen Zhao et al.

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AR by Chen Zhao on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 May 2018) by Benjamin Smith
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Jun 2018) by Benjamin Smith
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ED: Publish as is (20 Jul 2018) by Benjamin Smith
Short summary
A combination of computer modelling and observational data were used to infer the resistance to ice flow at the bed of the Fleming Glacier on the Antarctic Peninsula. The model was also used to simulate the distribution of temperature within the ice, which governs the rate at which the ice can deform. This is especially important for glaciers like the Fleming Glacier, which has both regions of rapid deformation and regions of rapid sliding at the bed.