Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 13, 1621–1633, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1621-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 1621–1633, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1621-2019

Research article 13 Jun 2019

Research article | 13 Jun 2019

Scaling of instability timescales of Antarctic outlet glaciers based on one-dimensional similitude analysis

Anders Levermann and Johannes Feldmann

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 May 2019) by Kenichi Matsuoka
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Short summary
Using scaling analysis we propose that the currently observed marine ice-sheet instability in the Amundsen Sea sector might be faster than all other potential instabilities in Antarctica.