Upper and lower limits on the stability of calving glaciers from the yield strength envelope of ice

  title={Upper and lower limits on the stability of calving glaciers from the yield strength envelope of ice},
  author={Jeremy N. Bassis and Christopher Walker},
Observations indicate that substantial changes in the dynamics of marine-terminating ice sheets and glaciers are tightly coupled to calving-induced changes in the terminus position. However, the calving process itself remains poorly understood and is not well parametrized in current numerical ice sheet models. In this study, we address this uncertainty by deriving plausible upper and lower limits for the maximum stable ice thickness at the calving face of marine-terminating glaciers, using two… CONTINUE READING


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