Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
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21 Sep 2017
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 21 Sep 2017

Response to Filchner–Ronne Ice Shelf cavity warming in a coupled ocean–ice sheet model – Part 1: The ocean perspective

Ralph Timmermann and Sebastian Goeller


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AR by Ralph Timmermann on behalf of the Authors (18 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Aug 2017) by Andreas Sterl
Short summary
A coupled model has been developed to study the interaction between the ocean and the Antarctic ice sheet. Simulations for present-day climate yield realistic ice-shelf melt rates and a grounding line position close to the observed state. In a warm-water-inflow scenario, the model suggests a substantial thinning of the ice shelf and a local retreat of the grounding line. The coupled model yields a stronger increase in ice-shelf basal melt rates than a fixed-geometry control experiment.