Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
The Cryosphere, 12, 3813–3825, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3813-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 3813–3825, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3813-2018
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03 Dec 2018
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Seasonal to decadal variability in ice discharge from the Greenland Ice Sheet

Michalea D. King et al.

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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.