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    Hughes, Terence Sargent, Aitbala and Fastook, James 2011. Ice-bed coupling beneath and beyond ice streams: Byrd Glacier, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 116, Issue. F3,


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Basal melting along the floating part of Byrd Glacier

  • JAMES P. KENNEALLY (a1) and TERENCE J. HUGHES (a2)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954102004002068
  • Published online: 01 September 2004
Abstract

A mass balance calculation was made for the floating part of Byrd Glacier, using 1978–79 ice elevation and velocity data, over the 45 km of Byrd Glacier from its grounding line to where it leaves its fjord and merges with the Ross Ice Shelf. Smoothed basal melting rates were relatively uniform over this distance and averaged 12 ± 2 m yr−1.

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Antarctic Science
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