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TC | Volume 13, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 13, 911–925, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-911-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 13, 911–925, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-911-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 15 Mar 2019

Research article | 15 Mar 2019

Large spatial variations in the flux balance along the front of a Greenland tidewater glacier

Till J. W. Wagner et al.

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This study shows how complex and varied the processes are that determine the frontal position of tidewater glaciers. Rather than uniform melt or calving rates, a single (medium-sized) glacier can feature regions that retreat almost exclusively due to melting and other regions that retreat only due to calving. This has far-reaching consequences for our understanding of how glaciers retreat or advance.
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