Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
The Cryosphere, 12, 3813–3825, 2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 3813–3825, 2018

Research article 03 Dec 2018

Research article | 03 Dec 2018

Seasonal to decadal variability in ice discharge from the Greenland Ice Sheet

Michalea D. King et al.


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Short summary
We derive the first continuous record of total ice discharged from all large Greenland outlet glaciers over the 2000–2016 period, resolving a distinct pattern of seasonal variability. We compare these results to glacier retreat and meltwater runoff and find that while runoff has a limited impact on ice discharge in summer, long-term changes in discharge are highly correlated to retreat. These results help to better understand Greenland outlet glacier sensitivity over a range of timescales.