Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 12, 577–594, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-577-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 577–594, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-577-2018

Research article 20 Feb 2018

Research article | 20 Feb 2018

Changes in glacier dynamics in the northern Antarctic Peninsula since 1985

Thorsten Seehaus et al.

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The ice sheet of northern Antarctic Peninsula has been significantly affected by climate change within the last century. A temporally and spatially detailed study on the evolution of glacier retreat and flow speeds of 74 basins is provided. Since 1985 a total frontal retreat of 238 km2 and since 1992 regional mean changes in ice flow by up to 58 % are observed. The trends in ice dynamics are correlated with geometric parameters of the glacier catchments and regional climatic settings.