Articles | Volume 16, issue 12
Research article
30 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 30 Nov 2022

Drainage and refill of an Antarctic Peninsula subglacial lake reveal an active subglacial hydrological network

Dominic A. Hodgson, Tom A. Jordan, Neil Ross, Teal R. Riley, and Peter T. Fretwell

Data sets

Rectified airborne Lidar data over Thwaites Glacier catchment between 1st January and 30th December 2019 (Version 1.0) [Data set]. NERC EDS UK Polar Data Centre. T. Jordan and C. Robinson

Short summary
This paper describes the drainage (and refill) of a subglacial lake on the Antarctic Peninsula resulting in the collapse of the overlying ice into the newly formed subglacial cavity. It provides evidence of an active hydrological network under the region's glaciers and close coupling between surface climate processes and the base of the ice.