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JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Laboratory investigations of iceberg-capsize dynamics, energy
 

Summary: JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/,
Laboratory investigations of iceberg-capsize dynamics, energy
dissipation and tsunamigenesis
J.C. Burton1
, J.M. Amundson2
, D.S. Abbot2
, A. Boghosian2
, L. Mac. Cathles2
, S.
Correa-Legisos3
, K.N. Darnell2
, N. Guttenberg1
, D.M. Holland4
, D.R. MacAyeal2
Abstract. We present laboratory experiments designed to quantify the stability and
energy budget of buoyancy-driven iceberg capsize. Box-shaped icebergs were constructed
out of low-density plastic, hydrostatically placed in an acrylic water tank containing fresh-
water of uniform density, and allowed (or forced, if necessary) to capsize. The maximum
kinetic energy (translational plus rotational) of the icebergs was 15% of the total en-
ergy released during capsize, and radiated surface wave energy was 1% of the total en-

  

Source: Abbot, Dorian Schuyler - Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago

 

Collections: Geosciences