Amaury Dehecq

Research scientist at IGE, Grenoble, France, and employed by IRD, working on remote sensing of glacier changes.

In a study led by A. Tedstone, we showed that ice motion across an 8,000 km2 land-terminating region of the west Greenland Ice Sheet margin was 12% slower in 2007–14 compared with 1985– 94, despite a 50% increase in surface meltwater production. This is in opposition with previous studies suggesting an acceleration of the ice sheet in response to enhanced surface melting and shows that this sector of the ice-sheet is more resilient to surface melting than previously thought.

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Written on November 1, 2015