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Is the positive mass balance of north-eastern Antarctic Peninsula glaciers persistent after 2015?

Authors

LÁSKA Kamil ENGEL Zbyněk NÝVLT Daniel STACHOŇ Zdeněk KAVAN Jan SMOLÍKOVÁ Jana STUCHLÍK Radim LIPPL Stefan BRAUN Matthias

Year of publication 2018
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Description In this contribution, we tried to examine whether JRI glaciers could respond to climate variability in such a short time. We analysed annual mass balance changes of four dominant land-based glaciers in the northern part of JRI (Davies Dome, Whisky Glacier, Triangular Glacier, San Jose Glacier). The surface mass-balance changes were estimated based on ablation stakes and differential GNSS measurements, which were carried out over last two years (2015/16–2016/17). In addition, surface elevation changes were determined for this period and compared with digital elevation models (DEMs) created from available TanDEM-X scenes. The annual surface mass-balance was negative for the most of investigated glaciers in the 2015–17 period. One of the highest negative mass-balance was found for Whisky Glacier in 2015–16, when this glacier lost 0.36 m w.e. in average.
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