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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1985)

Document title

Response of a marine ice sheet to changes at the grounding line

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VAN DER VEEN C. J. ;

Abstract

A numerical model was designed to study the stability of a marine ice sheet, and used to do some basic experiments. The ice-shelf/ice-sheet interaction enters through the flow law in which the longitudinal stress is also taken into account. An attempt is made to simulate a whole cycle of growth and retreat of a marine ice sheet. The question as to what might happen to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the near future where a climatic warming can be expected as a result of the CO effect, seems to be open for discussion again. From the results presented in this paper one can infer that a collapse, caused by increased melting on the ice shelves, is not very likely.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1985, vol. 24, no3 [pp. 257-267]

Bibliographic references : 20 réf.

Language

Anglais

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