Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Research article
02 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 02 Mar 2023

Grounding line retreat and tide-modulated ocean channels at Moscow University and Totten Glacier ice shelves, East Antarctica

Tian Li, Geoffrey J. Dawson, Stephen J. Chuter, and Jonathan L. Bamber


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2022-129', Pietro Milillo, 17 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2022-129', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Jan 2023) by Huw Horgan
AR by Tian Li on behalf of the Authors (22 Jan 2023)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Feb 2023) by Huw Horgan
Short summary
The Totten and Moscow University glaciers in East Antarctica have the potential to make a significant contribution to future sea-level rise. We used a combination of different satellite measurements to show that the grounding lines have been retreating along the fast-flowing ice streams across these two glaciers. We also found two tide-modulated ocean channels that might open new pathways for the warm ocean water to enter the ice shelf cavity.