Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 14, 1067–1081, 2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 1067–1081, 2020

Research article 24 Mar 2020

Research article | 24 Mar 2020

Ice island thinning: rates and model calibration with in situ observations from Baffin Bay, Nunavut

Anna J. Crawford et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (17 Dec 2019) by Dirk Notz
AR by Anna Crawford on behalf of the Authors (06 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Jan 2020) by Dirk Notz
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Jan 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (24 Jan 2020)
ED: Publish as is (07 Feb 2020) by Dirk Notz
Short summary
Large tabular icebergs (ice islands) are symbols of climate change as well as marine hazards. We measured thickness along radar transects over two visits to a 14 km2 Arctic ice island and left automated equipment to monitor surface ablation and thickness over 1 year. We assess variation in thinning rates and calibrate an ice–ocean melt model with field data. Our work contributes to understanding ice island deterioration via logistically complex fieldwork in a remote environment.