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      On the Sliding of Glaciers

      Journal of Glaciology

      Cambridge University Press (CUP)

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          A model is proposed to explain the sliding of any glacier whose bottom surface is at the pressure melting point. Two mechanisms are considered. One is pressure melting and the other is creep rate enhancement through stress concentrations. Neither of the mechanisms operating alone is sufficient to explain sliding. If both mechanisms operate together appreciable sliding can occur.

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              Ice Movement and Temperature Distribution in Glaciers and Ice Sheets

               G. Robin (1955)
              The distribution of temperature throughout an ice sheet has been considered, taking into account the influence of ice movement as well as other items previously considered, such as conduction, the geothermal outflow of heat and heat generated by ice movement. By making certain simplifying assumptions, a quantitative method of estimating the temperature distribution near the centre of an ice sheet has been put forward.
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                Journal of Glaciology
                J. Glaciol.
                Cambridge University Press (CUP)
                0022-1430
                1727-5652
                1957
                January 2017
                : 3
                : 21
                : 33-38
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                10.1017/S0022143000024709
                © 1957

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