Imperial College London

ProfessorMartinSiegert

Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Co-Director,Grantham Institute forClimate Change&Environment
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 9666m.siegert Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Gosia Gayer +44 (0)20 7594 9666

 
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Location

 

Grantham Directors OfficeSherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Siegert:2016:10.1017/aog.2016.17,
author = {Siegert, MJ and Ross, N and Li, J and Schroeder, DM and Rippin, D and Ashmore, D and Bingham, R and Gogineni, P},
doi = {10.1017/aog.2016.17},
journal = {Annals of Glaciology},
pages = {19--24},
title = {Subglacial controls on the flow of Institute Ice Stream, West Antarctica},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/aog.2016.17},
volume = {57},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - The Institute Ice Stream (IIS) rests on a reverse-sloping bed, extending >150 km upstream into the ~1.8 km deep Robin Subglacial Basin, placing it at the threshold of marine ice-sheet instability. Understanding IIS vulnerability has focused on the effect of grounding-line melting, which is forecast to increase significantly this century. Changes to ice-flow dynamics are also important to IIS stability, yet little is known about them. Here we reveal the trunk of the IIS occurs downstream of the intersection of three discrete subglacial features; a large ‘active’ subglacial lake, a newly-discovered sharp transition to a zone of weak basal sediments, and a major tectonic rift. The border of IIS trunk flow is confined by the sediment on one side, and by a transition between basal melting and freezing at the border with the Bungenstock Ice Rise. By showing how basal sediment and water dictate present-day flow of IIS, we reveal that ice-sheet stability here is dependent on this unusual arrangement.
AU - Siegert,MJ
AU - Ross,N
AU - Li,J
AU - Schroeder,DM
AU - Rippin,D
AU - Ashmore,D
AU - Bingham,R
AU - Gogineni,P
DO - 10.1017/aog.2016.17
EP - 24
PY - 2016///
SN - 1727-5644
SP - 19
TI - Subglacial controls on the flow of Institute Ice Stream, West Antarctica
T2 - Annals of Glaciology
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/aog.2016.17
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/30606
VL - 57
ER -