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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

Calving glaciers

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VAN DER VEEN C.J. ;

Abstract

Based on a review of observations on different types of calving glaciers, a simple calving model is proposed. Advance or retreat of the calving front is not driven by changes in the calving rate, but by flow-induced changes in the geometry of the terminal region. This model is essentially different from prior suggestions in which some empirical relation - most commonly the water-depth model - is used to calculate calving rate and the rate of retreat or advance of the terminus

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 26, no1 [pp. 96-122]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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