Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 16, 2355–2372, 2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 2355–2372, 2022
Research article
17 Jun 2022
Research article | 17 Jun 2022

Simulating the Holocene deglaciation across a marine-terminating portion of southwestern Greenland in response to marine and atmospheric forcings

Joshua K. Cuzzone et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2022-47', James Lea, 11 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2022-47', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 May 2022) by Caroline Clason
AR by Joshua Cuzzone on behalf of the Authors (23 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 May 2022) by Caroline Clason
Short summary
We use an ice sheet model to determine what influenced the Greenland Ice Sheet to retreat across a portion of southwestern Greenland during the Holocene (about the last 12 000 years). Our simulations, constrained by observations from geologic markers, show that atmospheric warming and ice melt primarily caused the ice sheet to retreat rapidly across this domain. We find, however, that iceberg calving at the interface where the ice meets the ocean significantly influenced ice mass change.