Brief Communication "The 2013 Erebus Glacier Tongue calving event" 1National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Greta Point Wellington, New Zealand
02 Sep 2013
2University of Auckland, Dept. Physics, New Zealand
3National School of Surveying, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
4Callaghan Innovation, Gracefield Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Received: 25 March 2013 – Published in The Cryosphere Discuss.: 25 April 2013 Abstract. The Erebus Glacier Tongue, a small floating glacier in southern McMurdo
Sound, is one of the best-studied ice tongues in Antarctica. Despite this,
its calving on the 27 February 2013 (UTC) was around 10 yr earlier than
previously predicted. The calving was likely a result of ocean currents and
the absence of fast ice. The subsequent trajectory of the newly created
iceberg supports previous descriptions of the surface ocean circulation in
southern McMurdo Sound.
Revised: 19 July 2013 – Accepted: 25 July 2013 – Published: 02 September 2013
Citation: Stevens, C. L., Sirguey, P., Leonard, G. H., and Haskell, T. G.: Brief Communication "The 2013 Erebus Glacier Tongue calving event", The Cryosphere, 7, 1333-1337, doi:10.5194/tc-7-1333-2013, 2013.