ice calving

ice calving

[′īs ‚kav·iŋ]
(geology)
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However, it was attributed to ice calving -- the sudden release and breaking away of a mass of ice from a glacier -- rather than to global warming.
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have clarified that glacial earthquakes in Greenland are caused by major ice calving events, not glacier lurching.
Western and I[+ or -]upiat theories regarding the causes of uisauniq ("major ice calving events involving people").
Ice calving off the terminus has filled much of Vitus Lake with icebergs, which appear white in the pictures.
Thicker ice shelves spread more quickly, so this affects the location of ice calving as well.
The basic equation for ice calving is the rate of spreading times the width of the shelf times the thickness times a constant.
The flow of sea water below the glaciers is one of the main causes of ice calvings off Greenland.