Articles | Volume 16, issue 12
Research article
06 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 06 Dec 2022

New 10Be exposure ages improve Holocene ice sheet thinning history near the grounding line of Pope Glacier, Antarctica

Jonathan R. Adams, Joanne S. Johnson, Stephen J. Roberts, Philippa J. Mason, Keir A. Nichols, Ryan A. Venturelli, Klaus Wilcken, Greg Balco, Brent Goehring, Brenda Hall, John Woodward, and Dylan H. Rood


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2022-82', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jonathan Adams, 09 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2022-82', Derek Fabel, 26 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jonathan Adams, 09 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Sep 2022) by Arjen Stroeven
AR by Jonathan R Adams on behalf of the Authors (28 Sep 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Oct 2022) by Arjen Stroeven
AR by Jonathan R Adams on behalf of the Authors (14 Oct 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Glaciers in West Antarctica are experiencing significant ice loss. Geological data provide historical context for ongoing ice loss in West Antarctica, including constraints on likely future ice sheet behaviour in response to climatic warming. We present evidence from rare isotopes measured in rocks collected from an outcrop next to Pope Glacier. These data suggest that Pope Glacier thinned faster and sooner after the last ice age than previously thought.