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  04 Sep 2020

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Brief communication: Glacier run-off estimation using altimetry derived basin volume change: case study at Humboldt Glacier, Northwest Greenland

Laurence Gray Laurence Gray
  • Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, K1N 6N5, Canada

Abstract. CryoSat can provide temporal height change around the Greenland Ice Sheet including that close to the terminus of many glaciers. Height change from the northern outlet of the Humboldt Glacier in north-western Greenland is combined with ice flux into and out of sections of the glacier basin to derive the water run-off each year from 2011 to 2019. The cumulative nine-year run-off for this part of the Humboldt basin is 9.6 ± 2.9 km3 and is predominantly sub-glacial at the terminus with large run-offs occurring in 2012, 2015 and 2019, and much smaller ones in 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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Nine years of ice velocity and surface height data obtained from a variety of satellites are used to estimate the water run-off from the northern arm of the Humboldt Glacier in NW Greenland. This represents the first direct measurement of water run-off from a large Greenland glacier and it complements the iceberg calving flux measurements also based on satellite data. This approach should help improve mass loss estimates for many large Greenland glaciers.
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