A thin film viscoplastic theory for calving glaciers:toward a bound on the calving rate of glaciers

Published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 2019

Recommended citation: Bassis, J. N. and Ultee, L. (2019). "A thin film viscoplastic theory for calving glaciers:toward a bound on the calving rate of glaciers." Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 124. doi:10.1029/2019JF005160 http://ehultee.github.io/files/BassisUltee-thin_film_viscoplastic-2019.pdf

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Theoretical work deriving an upper bound on the rate of terminus retreat due to iceberg calving from marine-terminating glaciers. We apply a viscoplastic rheology to analyse a glacier with fast-timescale changes from iceberg calving and slower-timescale changes from viscous flow.