Accession Number:

AD0647272

Title:

SLIDING OF NON-TEMPERATE GLACIERS.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

It is shown that the temperature gradient normal to the bed is an important parameter in determining whether sliding can or cannot occur in a glacier whose bottom surface is at the melting point. Only if a large temperature gradient exists will sliding be prevented. Since the temperature gradient of a glacier whose bottom surface is at the melting point is expected to be small, it is concluded that sliding usually will occur in such a glacier even if obstacles in the bed may protrude into cold ice. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE