Ocean stratification reduces melt rates at the grounding zone of the Ross Ice Shelf

Carolyn Branecky Begeman1, Slawek M Tulaczyk1, Oliver John Marsh2, Jill Mikucki3, Timothy P Stanton4, Timothy O Hodson5, Matthew R Siegfried6, Ross D Powell7, Knut A Christianson8 and Matt A King9, (1)University of California Santa Cruz, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)University of Canterbury, Gateway Antarctica, Christchurch, New Zealand, (3)University of Tennessee, Microbiology, Knoxville, TN, United States, (4)Naval Postgraduate School, Oceanography, Monterey, CA, United States, (5)Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL, United States, (6)Stanford University, Geophysics, Stanford, CA, United States, (7)Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, United States, (8)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, (9)University of Tasmania, Surveying and Spatial Sciences, School of Land and Food, Hobart, TAS, Australia