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https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4553-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4553-2022
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27 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 27 Oct 2022

Surface melt on the Shackleton Ice Shelf, East Antarctica (2003–2021)

Dominic Saunderson, Andrew Mackintosh, Felicity McCormack, Richard Selwyn Jones, and Ghislain Picard

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We investigate the variability in surface melt on the Shackleton Ice Shelf in East Antarctica over the last 2 decades (2003–2021). Using daily satellite observations and the machine learning approach of a self-organising map, we identify nine distinct spatial patterns of melt. These patterns allow comparisons of melt within and across melt seasons and highlight the importance of both air temperatures and local controls such as topography, katabatic winds, and albedo in driving surface melt.