Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Research article
15 Aug 2018
Research article |  | 15 Aug 2018

Basal friction of Fleming Glacier, Antarctica – Part 2: Evolution from 2008 to 2015

Chen Zhao, Rupert M. Gladstone, Roland C. Warner, Matt A. King, Thomas Zwinger, and Mathieu Morlighem

Data sets

ASTER Level 1 Precision Terrain Corrected Registered At-Sensor Radiance, Version 3 NASA LP DAAC

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 in both 2008 and 2015. The comparison suggests the grounding line retreated by ~ 9 km from 2008 to 2015. The retreat may be enhanced by a positive feedback between friction, melting and sliding at the glacier bed.