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Title: A Thin Film Viscoplastic Theory for Calving Glaciers: Toward a Bound on the Calving Rate of Glaciers

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  1. Department of Climate and Space Science and Engineering University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI USA
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Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface
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Journal Name: Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface Journal Volume: 124 Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 2169-9003
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Bassis, J. N., and Ultee, L. A Thin Film Viscoplastic Theory for Calving Glaciers: Toward a Bound on the Calving Rate of Glaciers. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1029/2019JF005160.
Bassis, J. N., & Ultee, L. A Thin Film Viscoplastic Theory for Calving Glaciers: Toward a Bound on the Calving Rate of Glaciers. United States.
Bassis, J. N., and Ultee, L. Fri . "A Thin Film Viscoplastic Theory for Calving Glaciers: Toward a Bound on the Calving Rate of Glaciers". United States.
title = {A Thin Film Viscoplastic Theory for Calving Glaciers: Toward a Bound on the Calving Rate of Glaciers},
author = {Bassis, J. N. and Ultee, L.},
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doi = {10.1029/2019JF005160},
journal = {Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface},
number = 8,
volume = 124,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}

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