Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 16, 1543–1562, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1543-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 1543–1562, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1543-2022
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03 May 2022
Review article | 03 May 2022

Review article: Existing and potential evidence for Holocene grounding line retreat and readvance in Antarctica

Joanne S. Johnson et al.

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Recent studies have suggested that some portions of the Antarctic Ice Sheet were less extensive than present in the last few thousand years. We discuss how past ice loss and regrowth during this time would leave its mark on geological and glaciological records and suggest ways in which future studies could detect such changes. Determining timing of ice loss and gain around Antarctica and conditions under which they occurred is critical for preparing for future climate-warming-induced changes.