The variability of tidewater-glacier calving: origin of event-size and interval distributions

@article{Chapuis2012TheVO,
  title={The variability of tidewater-glacier calving: origin of event-size and interval distributions},
  author={A. M. Chapuis and Tom Tetzlaff},
  journal={arXiv: Geophysics},
  year={2012}
}
Calving activity at the termini of tidewater glaciers produces a wide range of iceberg sizes at irregular intervals. We present calving-event data obtained from continuous observations of the termini of two tidewater glaciers on Svalbard, and show that the distributions of event sizes and inter-event intervals can be reproduced by a simple calving model focusing on the mutual interplay between calving and the destabilization of the glacier terminus. The event-size distributions of both the… Expand
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