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Huw J. Horgan, Knut Christianson, Robert W. Jacobel, Sridhar Anandakrishnan and Richard B. Alley Sediment deposition at the modern grounding zone of Whillans Ice Stream, West Antarctica Geophysical Research Letters 40

Version of Record online: 2 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/grl.50712

Key Points

  • Sedimentary deposits are present at the grounding zone of Whillans Ice Stream
  • Sediments are not forming the wedge deposits that stabilize the grounding zone
  • The grounding zone may instead be stabilized by compaction due to ice flexure

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