Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 12, 721–739, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-721-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 721–739, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-721-2018

Research article 28 Feb 2018

Research article | 28 Feb 2018

Calving relation for tidewater glaciers based on detailed stress field analysis

Rémy Mercenier et al.

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AR by Rémy Mercenier on behalf of the Authors (29 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Dec 2017) by Olivier Gagliardini
RR by Jaime Otero (20 Dec 2017)
RR by Jeremy Bassis (05 Jan 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Jan 2018) by Olivier Gagliardini
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (23 Jan 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Jan 2018) by Olivier Gagliardini
AR by Rémy Mercenier on behalf of the Authors (31 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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This study investigates the effect of geometrical properties on the stress state and flow regime in the vicinity of the calving front of grounded tidewater glaciers. Our analysis shows that the stress state for simple geometries can be determined solely by the water depth relative to ice thickness. This scaled relationship allows for a simple parametrization to predict calving rates of grounded tidewater glaciers that is simple, physics-based and in good agreement with observations.