Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Antarctic Science

Publication Date

9-1-2006

First Page

409

Last Page

419

Issue Number

3

Volume Number

18

Abstract/ Summary

Earth-orbiting satellites can now monitor calving of large icebergs from ice shelves bordering the marine West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and recent calving events have stimulated interest in calving mechanisms. To advance this interest pioneering work in brittle and ductile fracture mechanics is reviewed, leading to a new application to calving of giant icebergs from Antarctic ice shelves. The aim is to view iceberg calving as more than terminal events for Antarctic ice when glaciologists lose interest. Instead calving launches Antarctic ice into the larger dynamic system of Earth's climate machine. This encourages a holistic approach to glaciology.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Kenneally, JP, and Hughes, T, 2006, Calving Giant Icebergs: Old Principles, New Applications: Antarctic Science, v. 18, p. 409-419. Available on publisher's site at: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=466924&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0954102006000459

Publisher Statement

© Copyright 2006 by Cambridge University Press

DOI

10.1017/S0954102006000459

Version

publisher's version of the published document

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