Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Research article
27 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 27 Jul 2023

Effects of extreme melt events on ice flow and sea level rise of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Johanna Beckmann and Ricarda Winkelmann

Data sets

IceBridge BedMachine Greenland M. Morlighem et al.

Effects of extreme melt event on ice flow and Sea level rise contribution of the Greenland Ice Sheet Johanna Beckmann

Model code and software

Parallel Ice Sheet Model University of Alaska Fairbanks

Short summary
Over the past decade, Greenland has experienced several extreme melt events. With progressing climate change, such extreme melt events can be expected to occur more frequently and potentially become more severe and persistent. Strong melt events may considerably contribute to Greenland's mass loss, which in turn strongly determines future sea level rise. How important these extreme melt events could be in the future is assessed in this study for the first time.