Articles | Volume 18, issue 1
Research article
04 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 04 Jan 2024

Using specularity content to evaluate eight geothermal heat flow maps of Totten Glacier

Yan Huang, Liyun Zhao, Michael Wolovick, Yiliang Ma, and John C. Moore


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on tc-2023-58', Maximilian Lowe, 25 May 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Liyun Zhao, 14 Aug 2023
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2023-58', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Jun 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Liyun Zhao, 14 Aug 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2023-58', Brice Van Liefferinge, 19 Jun 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Liyun Zhao, 14 Aug 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (20 Sep 2023) by Carlos Martin
AR by Liyun Zhao on behalf of the Authors (21 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Oct 2023) by Carlos Martin
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Oct 2023)
RR by Brice Van Liefferinge (26 Oct 2023)
ED: Publish as is (09 Nov 2023) by Carlos Martin
AR by Liyun Zhao on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Geothermal heat flux (GHF) is an important factor affecting the basal thermal environment of an ice sheet and crucial for its dynamics. But it is poorly defined for the Antarctic ice sheet. We simulate the basal temperature and basal melting rate with eight different GHF datasets. We use specularity content as a two-sided constraint to discriminate between local wet or dry basal conditions. Two medium-magnitude GHF distribution maps rank well, showing that most of the inland bed area is frozen.