Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
The Cryosphere, 16, 4537–4552, 2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 4537–4552, 2022
Research article
27 Oct 2022
Research article | 27 Oct 2022

Subglacial hydrology modulates basal sliding response of the Antarctic ice sheet to climate forcing

Elise Kazmierczak 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-2022-53', Samuel Cook, 31 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Elise Kazmierczak, 19 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Review of tc-2022-53', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Elise Kazmierczak, 27 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (05 Jul 2022) by Elisa Mantelli
AR by Elise Kazmierczak on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Aug 2022) by Elisa Mantelli
RR by Samuel Cook (05 Sep 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Sep 2022)
ED: Publish as is (19 Sep 2022) by Elisa Mantelli
Short summary
The water at the interface between ice sheets and underlying bedrock leads to lubrication between the ice and the bed. Due to a lack of direct observations, subglacial conditions beneath the Antarctic ice sheet are poorly understood. Here, we compare different approaches in which the subglacial water could influence sliding on the underlying bedrock and suggest that it modulates the Antarctic ice sheet response and increases uncertainties, especially in the context of global warming.