Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Research article
15 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 15 Mar 2019

Large spatial variations in the flux balance along the front of a Greenland tidewater glacier

Till J. W. Wagner, Fiamma Straneo, Clark G. Richards, Donald A. Slater, Laura A. Stevens, Sarah B. Das, and Hanumant Singh


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AR by Till Wagner on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Nov 2018) by Benjamin Smith
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Jan 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Feb 2019) by Benjamin Smith
Short summary
This study shows how complex and varied the processes are that determine the frontal position of tidewater glaciers. Rather than uniform melt or calving rates, a single (medium-sized) glacier can feature regions that retreat almost exclusively due to melting and other regions that retreat only due to calving. This has far-reaching consequences for our understanding of how glaciers retreat or advance.