Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-911-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-911-2024
Research article
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28 Feb 2024
Research article |  | 28 Feb 2024

Local forcing mechanisms challenge parameterizations of ocean thermal forcing for Greenland tidewater glaciers

Alexander O. Hager, David A. Sutherland, and Donald A. Slater

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Warming ocean temperatures cause considerable ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet; however climate models are unable to resolve the complex ocean processes within fjords that influence near-glacier ocean temperatures. Here, we use a computer model to test the accuracy of assumptions that allow climate and ice sheet models to project near-glacier ocean temperatures, and thus glacier melt, into the future. We then develop new methods that improve accuracy by accounting for local ocean processes.