Tidally controlled stick-slip discharge of aWest Antarctic Ice

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King, Matt A.; Padman, Laurence; Alley, Richard B.; Bindschadler, Robert A.; Anandakrishnan, Sridhar;

A major West Antarctic ice stream discharges by sudden and brief periods of very rapid motion paced by oceanic tidal oscillations of about 1 meter. Acceleration to speeds greater than 1 meter per hour and deceleration back to a stationary state occur in minutes or less.... View more
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