Articles | Volume 18, issue 4
Research article
28 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 28 Jul 2022

Evaluation of basal melting parameterisations using in situ ocean and melting observations from the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica

Madelaine Rosevear, Benjamin Galton-Fenzi, and Craig Stevens


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on os-2021-111', Carolyn Begeman, 01 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Madelaine Rosevear, 12 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on os-2021-111', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Feb 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Madelaine Rosevear, 12 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Madelaine Rosevear on behalf of the Authors (12 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Apr 2022) by Matthew Hecht
RR by Carolyn Begeman (13 May 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Jun 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Jun 2022) by Matthew Hecht
AR by Madelaine Rosevear on behalf of the Authors (18 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Understanding ocean-driven melting of Antarctic ice shelves is critical for predicting future sea level. However, ocean observations from beneath ice shelves are scarce. Here, we present unique ocean and melting data from the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica. We use our observations to evaluate common methods of representing melting in ocean–climate models (melting parameterisations) and show that these parameterisations overestimate melting when the ocean is warm and/or currents are weak.