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On the Role of Buoyant Flexure in Glacier Calving

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Interactions between glaciers and the ocean are key for understanding the dynamics of the cryosphere in the climate system. Here we investigate the role of hydrostatic forces in glacier calving. We develop a mathematical model to account for the elastic deformation of glaciers in response to three effects: (i) marine and lake-terminating glaciers tend to enter water with a nonzero slope, resulting in upward flexure around the grounding line; (ii) horizontal pressure imbalances at the terminus...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1002/2015GL067247

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Institute
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Grant:
Leadership Award “GLIMPSE” (F/00391/J)
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Grant:
Geographical Research grant (20IGC01/10)
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Geographical Research grant (20IGC01/10)
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Publisher:
American Geophysical Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters Journal website
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Publication date:
2016-01-13
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EISSN:
1944-8007
ISSN:
0094-8276
URN:
uuid:cf8e2d08-854a-4b4d-931a-87077c27318d
Source identifiers:
584317
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pubs:584317

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