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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AR by Katja Gänger on behalf of the Authors (16 Nov 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Dec 2020) by Prasad Gogineni
AR by Guisella Gacitua on behalf of the Authors (16 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (20 Dec 2020) by Prasad Gogineni
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.