Sustained mass loss of the northeast Greenland ice sheet triggered by regional warming

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Sustained mass loss of the northeast Greenland ice sheet triggered by regional warming. / Khan, Shfaqat Abbas; Kjær, Kurt H.; Bevis, Michael; Bamber, Jonathan; Wahr, John; Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup; Bjørk, Anders Anker; Korsgaard, Niels Jákup; Stearns, Leigh A; van den Broeke, Michiel R. ; Liu, Lin; Larsen, Nicolaj Krog; Muresan, Ioana S. .

In: Nature Climate Change, Vol. 4, 2014, p. 292-299.

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Khan, SA, Kjær, KH, Bevis, M, Bamber, J, Wahr, J, Kjeldsen, KK, Bjørk, AA, Korsgaard, NJ, Stearns, LA, van den Broeke, MR, Liu, L, Larsen, NK & Muresan, IS 2014, 'Sustained mass loss of the northeast Greenland ice sheet triggered by regional warming', Nature Climate Change, vol. 4, pp. 292-299. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2161

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Khan, S. A., Kjær, K. H., Bevis, M., Bamber, J., Wahr, J., Kjeldsen, K. K., ... Muresan, I. S. (2014). Sustained mass loss of the northeast Greenland ice sheet triggered by regional warming. Nature Climate Change, 4, 292-299. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2161

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Khan SA, Kjær KH, Bevis M, Bamber J, Wahr J, Kjeldsen KK et al. Sustained mass loss of the northeast Greenland ice sheet triggered by regional warming. Nature Climate Change. 2014;4:292-299. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2161

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Khan, Shfaqat Abbas ; Kjær, Kurt H. ; Bevis, Michael ; Bamber, Jonathan ; Wahr, John ; Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup ; Bjørk, Anders Anker ; Korsgaard, Niels Jákup ; Stearns, Leigh A ; van den Broeke, Michiel R. ; Liu, Lin ; Larsen, Nicolaj Krog ; Muresan, Ioana S. . / Sustained mass loss of the northeast Greenland ice sheet triggered by regional warming. In: Nature Climate Change. 2014 ; Vol. 4. pp. 292-299.

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title = "Sustained mass loss of the northeast Greenland ice sheet triggered by regional warming",
abstract = "The Greenland ice sheet has been one of the largest contributors to global sea-level rise over the past 20 years, accounting for 0.5 mm yr−1 of a total of 3.2 mm yr−1. A significant portion of this contribution is associated with the speed-up of an increased number of glaciers in southeast and northwest Greenland. Here, we show that the northeast Greenland ice stream, which extends more than 600 km into the interior of the ice sheet, is now undergoing sustained dynamic thinning, linked to regional warming, after more than a quarter of a century of stability. This sector of the Greenland ice sheet is of particular interest, because the drainage basin area covers 16{\%} of the ice sheet (twice that of Jakobshavn Isbr{\ae}) and numerical model predictions suggest no significant mass loss for this sector, leading to an under-estimation of future global sea-level rise. The geometry of the bedrock and monotonic trend in glacier speed-up and mass loss suggests that dynamic drawdown of ice in this region will continue in the near future.",
author = "Khan, {Shfaqat Abbas} and Kj{\ae}r, {Kurt H.} and Michael Bevis and Jonathan Bamber and John Wahr and Kjeldsen, {Kristian Kjellerup} and Bj{\o}rk, {Anders Anker} and Korsgaard, {Niels J{\'a}kup} and Stearns, {Leigh A} and {van den Broeke}, {Michiel R.} and Lin Liu and Larsen, {Nicolaj Krog} and Muresan, {Ioana S.}",
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AU - Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup

AU - Bjørk, Anders Anker

AU - Korsgaard, Niels Jákup

AU - Stearns, Leigh A

AU - van den Broeke, Michiel R.

AU - Liu, Lin

AU - Larsen, Nicolaj Krog

AU - Muresan, Ioana S.

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N2 - The Greenland ice sheet has been one of the largest contributors to global sea-level rise over the past 20 years, accounting for 0.5 mm yr−1 of a total of 3.2 mm yr−1. A significant portion of this contribution is associated with the speed-up of an increased number of glaciers in southeast and northwest Greenland. Here, we show that the northeast Greenland ice stream, which extends more than 600 km into the interior of the ice sheet, is now undergoing sustained dynamic thinning, linked to regional warming, after more than a quarter of a century of stability. This sector of the Greenland ice sheet is of particular interest, because the drainage basin area covers 16% of the ice sheet (twice that of Jakobshavn Isbræ) and numerical model predictions suggest no significant mass loss for this sector, leading to an under-estimation of future global sea-level rise. The geometry of the bedrock and monotonic trend in glacier speed-up and mass loss suggests that dynamic drawdown of ice in this region will continue in the near future.

AB - The Greenland ice sheet has been one of the largest contributors to global sea-level rise over the past 20 years, accounting for 0.5 mm yr−1 of a total of 3.2 mm yr−1. A significant portion of this contribution is associated with the speed-up of an increased number of glaciers in southeast and northwest Greenland. Here, we show that the northeast Greenland ice stream, which extends more than 600 km into the interior of the ice sheet, is now undergoing sustained dynamic thinning, linked to regional warming, after more than a quarter of a century of stability. This sector of the Greenland ice sheet is of particular interest, because the drainage basin area covers 16% of the ice sheet (twice that of Jakobshavn Isbræ) and numerical model predictions suggest no significant mass loss for this sector, leading to an under-estimation of future global sea-level rise. The geometry of the bedrock and monotonic trend in glacier speed-up and mass loss suggests that dynamic drawdown of ice in this region will continue in the near future.

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