Future surface mass balance and surface melt in the Amundsen sector of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Marion Donat-Magnin et al.
Amundsen Sea MAR simulations forced by ERAinterimMarion Donat-Magnin, Nicolas Jourdain, Cécile Agosta, Hubert Gallée, Charles Amory, Christoph Kittel and Xavier Fettweis https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2815907
Amundsen Sea future MAR simulations forced by the CMIP5 multi-model meanMarion Donat-Magnin, Nicolas C. Jourdain, Christoph Kittel, Cécile Agosta, Charles Amory, Hubert Gallée, Gerhard Krinner, and Mondher Chekki https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4310797
We simulate the West Antarctic climate in 2100 under increasing greenhouse gases. Future accumulation over the ice sheet increases, which reduces sea level changing rate. Surface ice-shelf melt rates increase until 2100. Some ice shelves experience a lot of liquid water at their surface, which indicates potential ice-shelf collapse. In contrast, no liquid water is found over other ice shelves due to huge amounts of snowfall that bury liquid water, favouring refreezing and ice-shelf stability.
We simulate the West Antarctic climate in 2100 under increasing greenhouse gases. Future...