Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 13, 2475–2488, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2475-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 2475–2488, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2475-2019

Research article 24 Sep 2019

Research article | 24 Sep 2019

A simple stress-based cliff-calving law

Tanja Schlemm and Anders Levermann

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AR by Anders Levermann on behalf of the Authors (17 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Jul 2019)
RR by Andy Aschwanden (22 Jul 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Aug 2019) by Eric Larour
AR by Anders Levermann on behalf of the Authors (29 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We provide a simple stress-based parameterization for cliff calving of ice sheets. According to the resulting increasing dependence of the calving rate on ice thickness, the parameterization might lead to a runaway ice loss in large parts of Greenland and Antarctica.