Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2981-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2981-2018
Research article
 | 
21 Sep 2018
Research article |  | 21 Sep 2018

Seasonal mass variations show timing and magnitude of meltwater storage in the Greenland Ice Sheet

Jiangjun Ran, Miren Vizcaino, Pavel Ditmar, Michiel R. van den Broeke, Twila Moon, Christian R. Steger, Ellyn M. Enderlin, Bert Wouters, Brice Noël, Catharina H. Reijmer, Roland Klees, Min Zhong, Lin Liu, and Xavier Fettweis

Related authors

A computationally efficient statistically downscaled 100 m resolution Greenland product from the regional climate model MAR
Marco Tedesco, Paolo Colosio, Xavier Fettweis, and Guido Cervone
The Cryosphere, 17, 5061–5074, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-5061-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-5061-2023, 2023
Short summary
Universal differential equations for glacier ice flow modelling
Jordi Bolibar, Facundo Sapienza, Fabien Maussion, Redouane Lguensat, Bert Wouters, and Fernando Pérez
Geosci. Model Dev., 16, 6671–6687, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-6671-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-6671-2023, 2023
Short summary
Spatially heterogeneous effect of climate warming on the Arctic land ice
Damien Maure, Christoph Kittel, Clara Lambin, Alison Delhasse, and Xavier Fettweis
The Cryosphere, 17, 4645–4659, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-4645-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-4645-2023, 2023
Short summary
Evolution of Antarctic firn air content under three future warming scenarios
Sanne B. M. Veldhuijsen, Willem Jan van de Berg, Peter Kuipers Munneke, and Michiel R. van den Broeke
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2237,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2237, 2023
Short summary
A new model for supraglacial hydrology evolution and drainage for the Greenland Ice Sheet (SHED v1.0)
Prateek Gantayat, Alison F. Banwell, Amber A. Leeson, James M. Lea, Dorthe Petersen, Noel Gourmelen, and Xavier Fettweis
Geosci. Model Dev., 16, 5803–5823, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-5803-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-5803-2023, 2023
Short summary

Related subject area

Discipline: Ice sheets | Subject: Greenland
Seasonal evolution of the supraglacial drainage network at Humboldt Glacier, northern Greenland, between 2016 and 2020
Lauren D. Rawlins, David M. Rippin, Andrew J. Sole, Stephen J. Livingstone, and Kang Yang
The Cryosphere, 17, 4729–4750, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-4729-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-4729-2023, 2023
Short summary
Choice of observation type affects Bayesian calibration of Greenland Ice Sheet model simulations
Denis Felikson, Sophie Nowicki, Isabel Nias, Beata Csatho, Anton Schenk, Michael J. Croteau, and Bryant Loomis
The Cryosphere, 17, 4661–4673, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-4661-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-4661-2023, 2023
Short summary
Effects of extreme melt events on ice flow and sea level rise of the Greenland Ice Sheet
Johanna Beckmann and Ricarda Winkelmann
The Cryosphere, 17, 3083–3099, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-3083-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-3083-2023, 2023
Short summary
Precursor of disintegration of Greenland's largest floating ice tongue
Angelika Humbert, Veit Helm, Niklas Neckel, Ole Zeising, Martin Rückamp, Shfaqat Abbas Khan, Erik Loebel, Jörg Brauchle, Karsten Stebner, Dietmar Gross, Rabea Sondershaus, and Ralf Müller
The Cryosphere, 17, 2851–2870, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-2851-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-2851-2023, 2023
Short summary
Evaluating different geothermal heat flow maps as basal boundary conditions during spin up of the Greenland ice sheet
Tong Zhang, William Colgan, Agnes Wansing, Anja Løkkegaard, Gunter Leguy, William Lipscomb, and Cunde Xiao
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2023-102,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2023-102, 2023
Revised manuscript accepted for TC
Short summary

Cited articles

A, G., Wahr, J., and Zhong, S.: Computations of the viscoelastic response of a 3-D compressible Earth to surface loading: an application to Glacial Isostatic Adjustment in Antarctica and Canada, Geophys. J. Inte., 192, 557–572, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggs030, 2013. a
Ahlstrøm, A. P., Andersen, S. B., Andersen, M. L., Machguth, H., Nick, F. M., Joughin, I., Reijmer, C. H., van de Wal, R. S. W., Merryman Boncori, J. P., Box, J. E., Citterio, M., van As, D., Fausto, R. S., and Hubbard, A.: Seasonal velocities of eight major marine-terminating outlet glaciers of the Greenland ice sheet from continuous in situ GPS instruments, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 5, 277–287, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-5-277-2013, 2013. a
Alexander, P. M., Tedesco, M., Schlegel, N.-J., Luthcke, S. B., Fettweis, X., and Larour, E.: Greenland Ice Sheet seasonal and spatial mass variability from model simulations and GRACE (2003–2012), The Cryosphere, 10, 1259–1277, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-1259-2016, 2016. a, b, c, d
Baur, O. and Sneeuw, N.: Assessing Greenland ice mass loss by means of point-mass modeling: A viable methodology, J. Geodesy, 85, 607–615, 2011. a
Chandler, D., Wadham, J., Lis, G., Cowton, T., Sole, A., Bartholomew, I., Telling, J., Nienow, P., Bagshaw, E., Mair, D., Vinen, S., and Hubbard, A.: Evolution of the subglacial drainage system beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet revealed by tracers, Nat. Geosci., 6, 195–198, 2013. a
Download
Short summary
To accurately predict future sea level rise, the mechanisms driving the observed mass loss must be better understood. Here, we combine data from the satellite gravimetry, surface mass balance, and ice discharge to analyze the mass budget of Greenland at various temporal scales. This study, for the first time, suggests the existence of a substantial meltwater storage during summer, with a peak value of 80–120 Gt in July. We highlight its importance for understanding ice sheet mass variability