Can Thermal Bending Fracture Ice Shelves?

Douglas R MacAyeal1, Olga V Sergienko2, Alison F Banwell3, Ian Willis4, Grant John Macdonald1 and Jinqiao Lin5, (1)University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences, Chicago, IL, United States, (2)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (3)University of Cambridge, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (4)Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (5)University of Chicago, Physical Sciences Division Masters Program, Chicago, IL, United States