Articles | Volume 15, issue 12
The Cryosphere, 15, 5447–5471, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5447-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 5447–5471, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5447-2021

Research article 07 Dec 2021

Research article | 07 Dec 2021

Mid-Holocene thinning of David Glacier, Antarctica: chronology and controls

Jamey Stutz et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (24 Feb 2021) by Pippa Whitehouse
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RR by Keir Nichols (03 May 2021)
RR by James Lea (12 May 2021)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (09 Jun 2021) by Pippa Whitehouse
AR by Jamey Stutz on behalf of the Authors (17 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Sep 2021) by Pippa Whitehouse
AR by Jamey Stutz on behalf of the Authors (07 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Oct 2021) by Pippa Whitehouse
AR by Jamey Stutz on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Understanding the long-term behaviour of ice sheets is essential to projecting future changes due to climate change. In this study, we use rocks deposited along the margin of the David Glacier, one of the largest glacier systems in the world, to reveal a rapid thinning event initiated over 7000 years ago and endured for ~ 2000 years. Using physical models, we show that subglacial topography and ocean heat are important drivers for change along this sector of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.