Heating and Melting of Floating Ice Shelves

@article{Wexler1960HeatingAM,
  title={Heating and Melting of Floating Ice Shelves},
  author={Harry Wexler},
  journal={Journal of Glaciology},
  year={1960},
  volume={3},
  pages={626 - 645}
}
  • H. Wexler
  • Published 1 March 1960
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Glaciology
Abstract Based on an observed temperature profile through the Ross Ice Shelf at Little America and partial profiles in the Maudheim Is-shelf and the Filchner Ice Shelf near the Ellsworth I.G.Y. station, various models of heating with and without melting from below are analysed to find the residence time of the respective ice shelves over the ocean. Estimated movements are compared with observed shelf movements seaward. 100 and 200 yr. melting rates for an ice shelf initially 20.5° C. below the… 

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