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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 9, 1223-1227, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1223-2015
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Brief communication
15 Jun 2015
Brief Communication: Newly developing rift in Larsen C Ice Shelf presents significant risk to stability
D. Jansen et al.
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RC C110: 'nice discovery, light but interesting early analysis', T A Scambos, 23 Feb 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
 
SC C120: 'Newly developing rift in Larsen C Ice Shelf presents significant risk to stability', Mauri Pelto, 28 Feb 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC C266: 'Neat observation and model application of the possibilities', Catherine Walker, 25 Mar 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
 
AC C713: 'Response to reviewers', Daniela Jansen, 06 May 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
AC C714: 'Revised Manuscript', Daniela Jansen, 06 May 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
AC C715: 'Table of Landsat images', Daniela Jansen, 06 May 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Daniela Jansen on behalf of the Authors (06 May 2015)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 May 2015) by Michiel van den Broeke
RR by T A Scambos (09 May 2015)  
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (09 May 2015) by Michiel van den Broeke  
AR by Daniela Jansen on behalf of the Authors (19 May 2015)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (23 May 2015) by Michiel van den Broeke  
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Short summary
Within the last year, a large rift in the southern part of the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula, propagated towards the inner part of the ice shelf. In this study we present the development of the rift as derived from remote sensing data and assess the impact of possible calving scenarios on the future stability of the Larsen C Ice Shelf, using a numerical model. We find that the calving front is likely to become unstable after the anticipated calving events.
Within the last year, a large rift in the southern part of the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctic...
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