Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-2701-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-2701-2023
Brief communication
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12 Jul 2023
Brief communication |  | 12 Jul 2023

Brief communication: Is vertical shear in an ice shelf (still) negligible?

Chris Miele, Timothy C. Bartholomaus, and Ellyn M. Enderlin

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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 egusphere-2022-1310', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Jan 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Chris Miele, 27 Jan 2023
  • RC2: 'Review of “Revisiting the role of vertical shear in analytic ice shelf models” by C. Miele et al.', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Mar 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Chris Miele, 16 Mar 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1310', Josefin Ahlkrona, 21 Mar 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Chris Miele, 21 Mar 2023
  • RC4: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1310', Anonymous Referee #4, 21 Mar 2023
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC4', Chris Miele, 21 Mar 2023
  • EC1: 'Editor Comment on egusphere-2022-1310', Reinhard Drews, 23 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (24 Mar 2023) by Reinhard Drews
AR by Chris Miele on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 May 2023) by Reinhard Drews
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (17 May 2023)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (17 May 2023) by Reinhard Drews
AR by Chris Miele on behalf of the Authors (26 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Jun 2023) by Reinhard Drews
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (12 Jun 2023)
ED: Publish as is (12 Jun 2023) by Reinhard Drews
AR by Chris Miele on behalf of the Authors (12 Jun 2023)  Manuscript 
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Short summary
Vertical shear stress (the stress orientation usually associated with vertical gradients in horizontal velocities) is a key component of the stress balance of ice shelves. However, partly due to historical assumptions, vertical shear is often misspoken of today as negligible in ice shelf models. We address this miscommunication, providing conceptual guidance regarding this often misrepresented stress. Fundamentally, vertical shear is required to balance thickness gradients in ice shelves.