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Stabilizing feedbacks in glacier-bed erosion / R.B. Alley, D.E. Lawson, G.J. Larson, E.B. Evenson, G.S. Baker.

Title: Stabilizing feedbacks in glacier-bed erosion / R.B. Alley, D.E. Lawson, G.J. Larson, E.B. Evenson, G.S. Baker.
Author(s): Alley, R. B.
Lawson, D. E.
Larson, G. J.
Evenson, E. B.
Baker, G. S.
Date: 2003.
In: Nature. (2003.), Vol. 424(6950) (2003)
Abstract: Combines glacier morphology data with understanding of glacier evolution to reveal stabilizing feedbacks in glacier-bed erosion. Explains that process stabilizing (grading) river beds is absent from glaciers because of near-independence of ice flow from bed slope. Advances 'graded glacier' hypothesis, in which thermodynamic effect introduces dependence of subglacial transport on combination of surface and bed slopes. Beds of terminal regions of highly erosive glaciers are stabilized at slopes just sufficient to cause supercooling of subglacial waters and constriction of meltwater channels (20-70% steeper than and opposed to ice-air surface slope). Supports hypothesis with evidence of widespread supercooling and data from Alaskan glaciers indicating both increase and decrease of bed slopes towards equilibrium condition.
Notes:

Nature. Vol. 424(6950) :758-760 (2003).

Keywords: 551.32 -- Glaciology.
551.324 -- Land ice.
551.324.22 -- Glaciers: Matanuska Glacier, Taku Glacier, Muir Glacier.
551.324.51 -- Land ice, theory of flow.
551.324.63 -- Land ice, advance and retreat.
551.324.83 -- Land ice, load.
556 -- Hydrology.
551.324.86 -- Glacier streams.
551.33 -- Glacial geology.
551.331 -- Glacial erosion.
551.331.4 -- Glacial erosion, processes.
551.331.5 -- Glacial erosion and protection. Sub-glacial topography.
551.331.52 -- Glaciated valleys.
551.332 -- Glacial deposition.
551.332.52 -- Moraines, terminal and recessional.
519.673 -- Modelling.
E7 -- Glaciology: glacial geology and ice ages.
(*49) -- Alaska.
(*491) -- Alaska, southcentral and southwest.
SPRI record no.: 165714

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