Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 16, 1399–1407, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1399-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 1399–1407, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1399-2022
Brief communication
21 Apr 2022
Brief communication | 21 Apr 2022

Brief communication: Estimating the ice thickness of the Müller Ice Cap to support selection of a drill site

Ann-Sofie Priergaard Zinck and Aslak Grinsted

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The Müller Ice Cap will soon set the scene for a new drilling project. To obtain an ice core with stratified layers and a good time resolution, thickness estimates are necessary for the planning. Here we present a new and fast method of estimating ice thicknesses from sparse data and compare it to an existing ice flow model. We find that the new semi-empirical method is insensitive to mass balance, is computationally fast, and provides good fits when compared to radar measurements.