Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 9, 245–253, 2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 245–253, 2015
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 et al.

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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.