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dc.contributor.editorvan der Veen, C.J.
dc.identifier.citationvan der Veen, C.J., editor. 1997. Calving Glaciers: Report of a Workshop, February 28-March 2, 1997. BPRC Report No. 15, Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 194 pages.en_US
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dc.description.abstractUncertainties in predicting future sea level are dominated by a lack of knowledge of the behavior of glaciers that calve icebergs, and our understanding of past climate changes is also limited by our inability to fully understand the record of such glaciers. To help address these difficulties, a "Workshop on Tidewater Glaciers" was convened by the Glacier Dynamics Group at the Byrd Polar Research Center of The Ohio State University, on February 28 - March 2, 1997. While the initial focus was on grounded tidewater glaciers, the importance of other calving glaciers such as tidal glaciers in Greenland and Antarctic ice shelves, was acknowledged and the scope of the discussions broadened correspondingly. Thirty-four participants, representing observationalists, theoreticians, and rnodellers, formulated a list of recommendations that, as implemented, should produce the knowledge needed to help interpret and predict the behavior of iceberg calving glaciers. Most of the presentations given during the first half of the meeting are summarized in Part II of this report. Findings of the four panels which, during the second half of the workshop, addressed key issues concerning observational programs, iceberg calving, glacier dynamics, and subglacial hydrology and geology, are summarized in Part I of this report.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOffice of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, Grant OPP-9701756en_US
dc.publisherByrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesByrd Polar Research Center Report. 15en_US
dc.subjectCalving glaciersen_US
dc.subjectTidewater glaciersen_US
dc.subjectIceberg calvingen_US
dc.titleCalving Glaciers: Report of a Workshop February 28-March 2, 1997en_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US

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