Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Research article
28 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 28 Jan 2021

Observing traveling waves in glaciers with remote sensing: new flexible time series methods and application to Sermeq Kujalleq (Jakobshavn Isbræ), Greenland

Bryan Riel, Brent Minchew, and Ian Joughin


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (05 Dec 2020) by Andreas Vieli
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ED: Publish as is (18 Dec 2020) by Andreas Vieli
Short summary
The availability of large volumes of publicly available remote sensing data over terrestrial glaciers provides new opportunities for studying the response of glaciers to a changing climate. We present an efficient method for tracking changes in glacier speeds at high spatial and temporal resolutions from surface observations, demonstrating the recovery of traveling waves over Jakobshavn Isbræ, Greenland. Quantification of wave properties may ultimately enhance understanding of glacier dynamics.