Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 15, 3637–3654, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3637-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3637–3654, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3637-2021

Research article 06 Aug 2021

Research article | 06 Aug 2021

The 21st-century fate of the Mocho-Choshuenco ice cap in southern Chile

Matthias Scheiter et al.

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We simulate the current state and future evolution of the Mocho-Choshuenco ice cap in southern Chile (40°S, 72°W) with the ice-sheet model SICOPOLIS. Under different global warming scenarios, we project ice mass losses between 56 % and 97 % by the end of the 21st century. We quantify the uncertainties based on an ensemble of climate models and on the temperature dependence of the equilibrium line altitude. Our results suggest a considerable deglaciation in southern Chile in the next 80 years.