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Subglacial hydrology and the formation of ice streams.

Abstract:

Antarctic ice streams are associated with pressurized subglacial meltwater but the role this water plays in the dynamics of the streams is not known. To address this, we present a model of subglacial water flow below ice sheets, and particularly below ice streams. The base-level flow is fed by subglacial melting and is presumed to take the form of a rough-bedded film, in which the ice is supported by larger clasts, but there is a millimetric water film which submerges the smaller particles. A...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rspa.2013.0494

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Kyrke-Smith, TM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Fowler, AC More by this author
Journal:
Proceedings. Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences / the Royal Society
Volume:
470
Issue:
2161
Pages:
20130494
Publication date:
2014-01-05
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EISSN:
1471-2946
ISSN:
1364-5021
URN:
uuid:836f7e8e-3a65-4580-95ad-4264a3aef2af
Source identifiers:
445093
Local pid:
pubs:445093

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