Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 9, 957–969, 2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 957–969, 2015

Research article 09 May 2015

Research article | 09 May 2015

Evolution of surface velocities and ice discharge of Larsen B outlet glaciers from 1995 to 2013

J. Wuite et al.


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Short summary
We present new analysis of satellite data showing the variability of glacier velocities in the Larsen B area, Antarctic Peninsula, back to 1995. Velocity data and estimates of ice thickness are used to derive ice discharge at different epochs. Velocities of the glaciers remain to date well above the velocities of the pre-collapse period. The response of individual glaciers differs, and velocities show significant temporal fluctuations, implying major variations in ice discharge and mass balance.