Articles | Volume 25, issue 6
Research article
14 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 14 Jun 2021

Discharge of groundwater flow to Potter Cove on King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula

Ulrike Falk and Adrián Silva-Busso

Data sets

Recent changes in glacier mass balance and equilibrium line altitude and the impact of climatic change on King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula. U. Falk, D. López, and A. Silva-Busso

Continuous meteorological observations at station ZAWS, Warszawa Icefield, King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula, 2012-01. U. Falk and H. Sala

Snow and ice surfaces on King George Island (Antarctic Peninsula) with high-resolution TerraSAR-X time series, with links to shapfiles and GeoTIFFs U. Falk, H. Gieseke, F. Kotzur, and M. Braun

Short summary
This paper focuses on the groundwater flow aspects of a small hydrological catchment at the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. This region has experienced drastic climatological changes in the recent past. The basin is representative for the rugged coastline of the peninsula. It is discussed as a case study for possible future evolution of similar basins further south. Results include a quantitative analysis of glacial and groundwater contribution to total discharge into coastal waters.