Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Research article
20 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 20 Feb 2018

Greenland iceberg melt variability from high-resolution satellite observations

Ellyn M. Enderlin, Caroline J. Carrigan, William H. Kochtitzky, Alexandra Cuadros, Twila Moon, and Gordon S. Hamilton


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AR by Ellyn Enderlin on behalf of the Authors (22 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Nov 2017) by Kenichi Matsuoka
RR by Jason Amundson (13 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Jan 2018) by Kenichi Matsuoka
AR by Ellyn Enderlin on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Jan 2018) by Kenichi Matsuoka
Short summary
This paper aims to improve the understanding of variations in ocean conditions around the Greenland Ice Sheet, which have been called upon to explain recent glacier change. Changes in iceberg elevation over time, measured using satellite data, are used to estimate average melt rates. We find that iceberg melt rates generally decrease with latitude and increase with keel depth and can be used to characterize ocean conditions at Greenland's inaccessible marine margins.