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TC | Volume 12, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 12, 609–625, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-609-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 12, 609–625, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-609-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 21 Feb 2018

Research article | 21 Feb 2018

Effects of undercutting and sliding on calving: a global approach applied to Kronebreen, Svalbard

Dorothée Vallot et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Dec 2017) by Andreas Vieli
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Jan 2018) by Andreas Vieli
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This paper presents a new perspective on the role of ice dynamics and ocean interaction in glacier calving processes applied to Kronebreen, a tidewater glacier in Svalbard. A global modelling approach includes ice flow modelling, undercutting estimation by a combination of glacier energy balance and plume modelling as well as calving by a discrete particle model. We show that modelling undercutting is necessary and calving is influenced by basal friction velocity and geometry.
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