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Volume 7, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 7, 1333–1337, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-7-1333-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 7, 1333–1337, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-7-1333-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Brief communication 02 Sep 2013

Brief communication | 02 Sep 2013

Brief Communication "The 2013 Erebus Glacier Tongue calving event"

C. L. Stevens1,2, P. Sirguey3, G. H. Leonard3, and T. G. Haskell4 C. L. Stevens et al.
  • 1National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Greta Point Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2University of Auckland, Dept. Physics, New Zealand
  • 3National School of Surveying, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 4Callaghan Innovation, Gracefield Lower Hutt, New Zealand

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.

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