Elastic uplift in southeast Greenland due to rapid ice mass loss
Article first published online: 1 NOV 2007
Copyright 2007 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 34, Issue 21, November 2007
How to Cite
2007), Elastic uplift in southeast Greenland due to rapid ice mass loss, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L21701, doi:10.1029/2007GL031468., , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 1 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 1 NOV 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 27 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Received: 25 JUL 2007
- ice mass loss;
- elastic uplift
 The rapid unloading of ice from the southeastern sector of the Greenland ice sheet between 2001 and 2006 caused an elastic uplift of ∼35 mm at a GPS site in Kulusuk. Most of the uplift results from ice dynamic-induced volume losses on two nearby outlet glaciers. Volume loss from Helheim Glacier, calculated from sequential digital elevation models, contributes about ∼16 mm of the observed uplift, with an additional ∼5 mm from volume loss of Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier. The remaining uplift signal is attributed to significant melt-induced ice volume loss from the ice sheet margin along the southeast coast between 62°N and 66°N.