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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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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.