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Record #35605:

The response of fjord glaciers to changes in the firn limit / John H. Mercer.

Title: The response of fjord glaciers to changes in the firn limit / John H. Mercer.
Author(s): Mercer, John H.
Date: 1961.
In: Journal of Glaciology. (1961.), Vol. 3(29) (1961)
Abstract: Lists tidewater glaciers in Alaska from Kenai Peninsula to Frederick Sound. Glaciers in fjords nearly always reach standstill positions at mouths or at changes in width. Between such positions, terminus is usually advancing or retreating; advance may be anomalous compared to glaciers on dry land and retreat may be very rapid. These peculiarities can be partly explained by considering conditions to be expected in ideal fjord of constant width: glacier cannot reach equilibrium by changing extent of its ablation area or in calving terminus, and these cannot change their altitude with respect to sea level in response to rise or fall in firn limit.
Notes:

Journal of Glaciology. Vol. 3(29) :850-858 (1961).

Keywords: 551.32 -- Glaciology.
551.324 -- Land ice.
551.324.22 -- Glaciers.
(*49) -- Alaska.
(*490) -- Alaska, southeastern.
(*491) -- Alaska, southcentral and southwest.
SPRI record no.: 35605

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