Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 16, 1469–1482, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1469-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 1469–1482, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1469-2022
Research article
27 Apr 2022
Research article | 27 Apr 2022

Basal melt of the southern Filchner Ice Shelf, Antarctica

Ole Zeising et al.

Data sets

Repeated pRES measurements and derived Lagrangian basal melt rates at Filchner Ice Shelf between 2015/16 and 2016/17 Ole Zeising, Daniel Steinhage, and Angelika Humbert https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.930735

Data from: Interannual variations in meltwater input to the Southern Ocean from Antarctic ice shelves Susheel Adusumilli, Helen A. Fricker, Brooke C. Medley, Laurie Padman, and Matthew R. Siegfried https://doi.org/10.6075/J04Q7SHT

Elevation change and mass budget of Ross and Filchner-Ronne ice shelves, Antarctica Geir Moholdt, Laurie Padman, and Helen A. Fricker https://doi.org/10.21334/npolar.2016.cae21585

MEaSUREs BedMachine Antarctica, Version 2 M. Morlighem https://doi.org/10.5067/E1QL9HFQ7A8M

MEaSUREs Phase-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map, Version 1 J. Mouginot, E. Rignot, and B. Scheuchl https://doi.org/10.5067/PZ3NJ5RXRH10

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Short summary
Remote-sensing-derived basal melt rates of ice shelves are of great importance due to their capability to cover larger areas. We performed in situ measurements with a phase-sensitive radar on the southern Filchner Ice Shelf, showing moderate melt rates and low small-scale spatial variability. The comparison with remote-sensing-based melt rates revealed large differences caused by the estimation of vertical strain rates from remote sensing velocity fields that modern fields can overcome.