Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Research article
09 Feb 2015
Research article |  | 09 Feb 2015

Heat sources within the Greenland Ice Sheet: dissipation, temperate paleo-firn and cryo-hydrologic warming

M. P. Lüthi, C. Ryser, L. C. Andrews, G. A. Catania, M. Funk, R. L. Hawley, M. J. Hoffman, and T. A. Neumann


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AR by Martin Lüthi on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2014)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Jan 2015) by Ian M. Howat
RR by Martin Truffer (19 Jan 2015)
ED: Publish as is (20 Jan 2015) by Ian M. Howat
AR by Martin Lüthi on behalf of the Authors (20 Jan 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We analyze the thermal structure of the Greenland Ice Sheet with a heat flow model. New borehole measurements indicate that more heat is stored within the ice than would be expected from heat diffusion alone. We conclude that temperate paleo-firn and cyro-hydrologic warming are essential processes that explain the measurements.