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C. L. Stevens; P. Sirguey; G. H. Leonard; T. G. Haskell (2013)
Publisher: Copernicus Publications
Journal: The Cryosphere
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: GE1-350, QE1-996.5, Environmental sciences, Geology
The 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.
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