Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
The Cryosphere, 14, 3629–3643, 2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 3629–3643, 2020

Research article 02 Nov 2020

Research article | 02 Nov 2020

Mapping the grounding zone of Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica, from ICESat-2 laser altimetry

Tian Li et al.

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Accurate knowledge of the Antarctic grounding zone is critical for the understanding of ice sheet instability and the evaluation of mass balance. We present a new, fully automated method to map the grounding zone from ICESat-2 laser altimetry. Our results of Larsen C Ice Shelf demonstrate the efficiency, density, and high spatial accuracy with which ICESat-2 can image complex grounding zones.