Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 10, 1191–1200, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-1191-2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 1191–1200, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-1191-2016

Research article 03 Jun 2016

Research article | 03 Jun 2016

Time forecast of a break-off event from a hanging glacier

Jérome Faillettaz et al.

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AR by Jerome Faillettaz on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jan 2016) by Olivier Gagliardini
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Jan 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Feb 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Feb 2016) by Olivier Gagliardini
AR by Jerome Faillettaz on behalf of the Authors (08 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (24 Apr 2016) by Olivier Gagliardini
AR by Jerome Faillettaz on behalf of the Authors (03 May 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 May 2016) by Olivier Gagliardini
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Short summary
The break-off of a cold hanging glacier could be successfully predicted 10 days in advance thanks to very accurate surface displacement measurements taken right up to the final event. This break-off event also confirmed that surface displacements experience a power law acceleration along with superimposed log-periodic oscillations prior to the final rupture. This paper describes the methods used to achieve a satisfactory time forecast in real time.