Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 13, 2511–2535, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2511-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 2511–2535, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2511-2019

Research article 27 Sep 2019

Research article | 27 Sep 2019

Heterogeneous spatial and temporal pattern of surface elevation change and mass balance of the Patagonian ice fields between 2000 and 2016

Wael Abdel Jaber et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Jun 2019) by Tobias Sauter
AR by Wael Abdel Jaber on behalf of the Authors (31 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Aug 2019) by Tobias Sauter
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We use topographic maps from two radar remote-sensing missions to map surface elevation changes of the northern and southern Patagonian ice fields (NPI and SPI) for two epochs (2000–2012 and 2012–2016). We find a heterogeneous pattern of thinning within the ice fields and a varying temporal trend, which may be explained by complex interdependence between surface mass balance and effects of flow dynamics. The contribution to sea level rise amounts to 0.05 mm a−1 for both ice fields for 2000–2016.