Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 14, 2071–2086, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2071-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 2071–2086, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2071-2020

Research article 25 Jun 2020

Research article | 25 Jun 2020

Measuring the location and width of the Antarctic grounding zone using CryoSat-2

Geoffrey J. Dawson and Jonathan L. Bamber

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Grounding zone location across Antarctica from CryoSat-2 radar altimetry 2010-2017 G. Dawson and J. Bamber https://doi.org/10.5285/40c0b0c6-533c-43e7-9761-38225dac3084

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The grounding zone is where grounded ice begins to float and is the boundary at which the ocean has the most significant influence on the inland ice sheet. Here, we present the results of mapping the grounding zone of Antarctic ice shelves from CryoSat-2 radar altimetry. We found good agreement with previous methods that mapped the grounding zone. We also managed to map areas of Support Force Glacier and the Doake Ice Rumples (Filchner–Ronne Ice Shelf), which were previously incompletely mapped.