Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 15, 571–593, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-571-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 571–593, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-571-2021

Research article 08 Feb 2021

Research article | 08 Feb 2021

Future surface mass balance and surface melt in the Amundsen sector of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Marion Donat-Magnin et al.

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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.