Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 15, 1517–1535, 2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 1517–1535, 2021

Research article 25 Mar 2021

Research article | 25 Mar 2021

Evidence for a grounding line fan at the onset of a basal channel under the ice shelf of Support Force Glacier, Antarctica, revealed by reflection seismics

Coen Hofstede et al.

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Support Force Glacier rapidly flows into Filcher Ice Shelf of Antarctica. As we know little about this glacier and its subglacial drainage, we used seismic energy to map the transition area from grounded to floating ice where a drainage channel enters the ocean cavity. Soft sediments close to the grounding line are probably transported by this drainage channel. The constant ice thickness over the steeply dipping seabed of the ocean cavity suggests a stable transition and little basal melting.