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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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.