Brief Communication "The 2013 Erebus Glacier Tongue calving event"
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Stevens, C. L.
Leonard, G. H.
Haskell, T. G.
(issn: 1994-0424, eissn: 1994-0424)
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.