Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 16, 883–901, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-883-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 883–901, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-883-2022

Research article 11 Mar 2022

Research article | 11 Mar 2022

The instantaneous impact of calving and thinning on the Larsen C Ice Shelf

Tom Mitcham et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-105', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Tom Mitcham, 14 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-105', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Tom Mitcham, 14 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (30 Jul 2021) by Johannes J. Fürst
AR by Tom Mitcham on behalf of the Authors (25 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Sep 2021) by Johannes J. Fürst
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (06 Oct 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Oct 2021)
RR by Clemens Schannwell (11 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Jan 2022) by Johannes J. Fürst
AR by Tom Mitcham on behalf of the Authors (17 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We modelled the response of the Larsen C Ice Shelf (LCIS) and its tributary glaciers to the calving of the A68 iceberg and validated our results with observations. We found that the impact was limited, confirming that mostly passive ice was calved. Through further calving experiments we quantified the total buttressing provided by the LCIS and found that over 80 % of the buttressing capacity is generated in the first 5 km of the ice shelf downstream of the grounding line.