Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Research article
15 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 15 Jun 2018

The glacial isostatic adjustment signal at present day in northern Europe and the British Isles estimated from geodetic observations and geophysical models

Karen M. Simon, Riccardo E. M. Riva, Marcel Kleinherenbrink, and Thomas Frederikse


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 May 2018) by Simon McClusky
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 May 2018) by J. Huw Davies(Executive Editor)
Short summary
This study constrains the post-glacial rebound signal in Scandinavia and northern Europe via the combined inversion of prior forward model information with GPS-measured vertical land motion data and GRACE gravity data. The best-fit model for vertical motion rates has a χ2 value of ~ 1 and a maximum uncertainty of 0.3–0.4 mm yr−1. An advantage of inverse models relative to forward models is their ability to estimate formal uncertainties associated with the post-glacial rebound process.