Chapter 11. Glaciers

  1. Philip A. Allen

Published Online: 2 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch11

Earth Surface Processes

Earth Surface Processes

How to Cite

Allen, P. A. (1997) Glaciers, in Earth Surface Processes, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch11

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632035076

Online ISBN: 9781444313574

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Keywords:

  • glaciers;
  • geomorphic zones;
  • global warming;
  • regional sediment routeing system;
  • pressure melting point;
  • basal sliding;
  • Robin's solution;
  • kinematic wave;
  • basal lodgement;
  • englarial debris

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chapter summary

  • Introduction: the cryosphere

  • The dynamics of ice

  • Sediment transport by ice

  • Further reading

  • References