Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1431-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1431-2022
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21 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 21 Apr 2022

Glacier geometry and flow speed determine how Arctic marine-terminating glaciers respond to lubricated beds

Whyjay Zheng

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A glacier can speed up when surface water reaches the glacier's bottom via crevasses and reduces sliding friction. This paper builds up a physical model and finds that thick and fast-flowing glaciers are sensitive to this friction disruption. The data from Greenland and Austfonna (Svalbard) glaciers over 20 years support the model prediction. To estimate the projected sea-level rise better, these sensitive glaciers should be frequently monitored for potential future instabilities.