Talk:Ice calving

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Ablation[edit]

Great about time this page was created. I think you cannot call it ice ablation in bold in the lead section. This is because ice ablation covers many things and this is just a small part. But great to see it there finally. Maybe it should actually be called Iceberg calving, possibly even moved there with a redirect remaining here. What do you think? Polargeo (talk) 07:46, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

I will take your advice and remove ablation. You may be right about the term iceberg calving. I have made a redirect to here for the time being. I just figured that sometimes chunks seem to break off and disintegrate leaving only ice too small to be called bergs. You decide. I've never even seen an iceberg in real life.--Anna Frodesiak (talk) 10:27, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

they are called bergy bits amusingly. The little ones that just pop their tops out of the water are called growlers, when you run into them in a boat they can give you quite a jolt. I don't think there is a problem with having the article here. You created it and it can remain here with the redirect you have put in. Good work. Polargeo (talk) 10:41, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Bergy bits huh? Sounds like a fast food item. It seems like you've been around these things. You are a lucky person. Quite a privilege indeed.

I removed the bold on Ablation, but because I am not sure how the term is used, I may have the sentence wrong.

As for the name, search engines come up with Iceberg calving, Glacial calving and Glacier calving, but not a lot of ice calving. Please feel free to move the page as you see fit.

Also, the article is pretty weak. I really slammed it together. Feel free to fix what's broken. And thank you for your good advice.--Anna Frodesiak (talk) 10:50, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

It seems like the "Calving Law" section could be expanded/edited to make it more readable and to better reflect current debate/progress in the field. For example, the second paragraph could be replaced by a quick 'compare and contrast' between the models of Benn, Amundson, Nick, Otero etc... I'd have a go, but I know nothing about writing articles for wikipedia! 94.192.87.218 (talk) 14:01, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Sure. Have a go. I'll put a template below that has some information about getting started. Welcome. Walter Siegmund (talk) 14:52, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm currently writing a literature review on the progress in calving modelling, so I may hold off for now and allocate some proper time to it once I'm done with that. JTansut (talk) 16:53, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

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I've rewritten the causes section to present current understanding of calving processes in a logical, readable fashion. JTansut (talk) 17:53, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Nicely done; both interesting and useful. Thank you. Walter Siegmund (talk) 23:16, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Contradictory information?[edit]

The lead states "Calving of ice shelves is usually preceded by a rift.[6] These events are infrequent and not often observed." If the second sentence is referring to rifts, the two sentences appear contradictory to me. If it's referring to something else I would suggest rewriting it to be clearer. I would do so myself but I don't know what the intended meaning is supposed to be. 76.89.92.95 (talk) 22:33, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

correction needed[edit]

clearly something is wrong here. Usually 1995 comes before 2002. Not sure if the date is wrong or the 'then' is wrong.

Larsen Ice Shelf

... The Larsen B Ice Shelf calved and disintegrated in February 2002. Then in January 1995, the Larsen A Ice Shelf ... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.86.235.38 (talk) 02:16, 23 March 2012 (UTC)