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dc.contributorNorthwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Dept. of Materials Science.-
dc.contributor.authorWeertman, Johannes.-
dc.descriptionResearch Report-
dc.descriptionAbstract: 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.-
dc.publisherCold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 216.-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource-
dc.subjectGlacier velocity-
dc.subjectGlacier movement-
dc.subjectTemperature distribution-
dc.subjectPlastic flow-
dc.subjectShear stress-
dc.titleSliding of non-temperate glaciers-
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