Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 16, 1409–1429, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1409-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 1409–1429, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1409-2022
Research article
21 Apr 2022
Research article | 21 Apr 2022

The impact of tides on Antarctic ice shelf melting

Ole Richter et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (21 May 2021) by Evgeny A. Podolskiy
AR by Ole Richter on behalf of the Authors (23 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jul 2021) by Evgeny A. Podolskiy
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Aug 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Aug 2021)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (24 Aug 2021) by Evgeny A. Podolskiy
AR by Ole Richter on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jan 2022) by Evgeny A. Podolskiy
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 Jan 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Feb 2022) by Evgeny A. Podolskiy
AR by Ole Richter on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Feb 2022) by Evgeny A. Podolskiy
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Short summary
Tidal currents may play an important role in Antarctic ice sheet retreat by changing the rate at which the ocean melts glaciers. Here, using a computational ocean model, we derive the first estimate of present-day tidal melting that covers all of Antarctica. Our results suggest that large-scale ocean models aiming to accurately predict ice melt rates will need to account for the effects of tides. The inclusion of tide-induced friction at the ice–ocean interface should be prioritized.