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Volume 11, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 11, 1283–1296, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1283-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 11, 1283–1296, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1283-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 30 May 2017

Research article | 30 May 2017

Iceberg calving of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica: full-Stokes modeling combined with linear elastic fracture mechanics

Hongju Yu et al.

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We combine 2-D ice flow model with linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) to model the calving behavior of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica. We find the combination of full-Stokes (FS) model and LEFM produces crevasses that are consistent with observations. We also find that calving is enhanced with pre-existing surface crevasses, shorter ice shelves or undercut at the ice shelf front. We conclude that the FS/LEFM combination is capable of constraining crevasse formation and iceberg calving.
We combine 2-D ice flow model with linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) to model the calving...
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