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TitleBrief communication: "The 2013 erebus glacier tongue calving event"
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsStevens, C.L., Sirguey P., Leonard G.H., and Haskell T.G.
Pagination1333 - 1337
Date Published2013
ISSN19940416 (ISSN)
KeywordsAntarctica, East Antarctica, glacier, iceberg, McMurdo Sound, oceanic circulation, oceanic current, surface
AbstractThe Erebus Glacier Tongue, a small floating glacier in southern McMurdo Sound, is one of the best-studied ice tongues in Antarctica. Despite this, its calving on the 27 February 2013 (UTC) was around 10 yr earlier than previously predicted. The calving was likely a result of ocean currents and the absence of fast ice. The subsequent trajectory of the newly created iceberg supports previous descriptions of the surface ocean circulation in southern McMurdo Sound. © Author(s) 2013.

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