Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Brief communication
03 Feb 2021
Brief communication |  | 03 Feb 2021

First ice thickness measurements in Tierra del Fuego at Schiaparelli Glacier, Chile

Guisella Gacitúa, Christoph Schneider, Jorge Arigony, Inti González, Ricardo Jaña, and Gino Casassa

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Ice thickness observations in Glacier Schiaparelli, Cordillera Darwin, Chile G. Gacitúa, C. Schneider, and G. Casassa

Short summary
We performed the first successful ice thickness measurements using terrestrial ground-penetrating radar in the ablation area of Schiaparelli Glacier (Cordillera Darwin, Tierra del Fuego, Chile). Data are fundamental to understand glaciers dynamics, constrain ice dynamical modelling, and predict glacier evolution. Results show a valley-shaped bedrock below current sea level; thus further retreat of Schiaparelli Glacier will probably lead to an enlarged and strongly over-deepened proglacial lake.