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TC | Volume 13, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 13, 1621–1633, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1621-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 13, 1621–1633, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1621-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 13 Jun 2019

Research article | 13 Jun 2019

Scaling of instability timescales of Antarctic outlet glaciers based on one-dimensional similitude analysis

Anders Levermann and Johannes Feldmann
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Using scaling analysis we propose that the currently observed marine ice-sheet instability in the Amundsen Sea sector might be faster than all other potential instabilities in Antarctica.
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