Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 14, 1067–1081, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1067-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 1067–1081, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1067-2020
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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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.