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dc.contributor.author Hambrey, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-19T08:03:46Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-19T08:03:46Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Hambrey , M J 1996 , ' The formation of a geometrical ridge network by the surge-type glacier Kongsvegen, Svalbard ' Journal of Quaternary Science , vol 11 , no. 6 , pp. 437-449 . , 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1417(199611/12)11:6<437::AID-JQS269>3.0.CO;2-J en
dc.identifier.issn 0267-8179
dc.identifier.other PURE: 100683
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2241
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/2241
dc.identifier.uri http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/114078499/PDFSTART en
dc.description Hambrey, M.J., Bennett, Matthew R., Huddart, David, Ghienne, Jean Francois, (1996) The formation of a geometrical ridge network by the surge-type glacier Kongsvegen, Svalbard, Journal of Quarternary Science 11 (6), pp. 437-449 KEYWORDS: surge-type glaciers; crevasse-fill ridges; geometrical ridge networks; Svalbard en
dc.description.abstract Traditionally, geometrical ridge networks are interpreted as the product of the flow of subglacial sediment into open basal crevasses at the cessation of a glacier surge (‘crevassefill’ ridges). They are widely regarded as a characteristic landform of glacier surges. Understanding the range of processes by which these ridge networks form is therefore of importance in the recognition of palaeosurges within the landform record. The geometrical ridge network at the surge-type glacier Kongsvegen in Svalbard, does not form by crevasse filling. The networks consist of transverse and longitudinal ridges that can be seen forming at the current ice margin. The transverse ridges form as a result of the incorporation of basal debris along thrust planes within the ice. The thrusts were apparently formed during a glacier surge in 1948. Longitudinal ridges form through the meltout of elongated pods of debris, which on the glacier surface are subparallel to the ice foliation and pre-date the surge. This work adds to the range of landforms associated with glacier surges. en
dc.format.extent 13 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Quaternary Science en
dc.subject surge-type glaciers en
dc.subject crevasse-fill ridges en
dc.subject geometrical ridge networks en
dc.subject Svalbard en
dc.title The formation of a geometrical ridge network by the surge-type glacier Kongsvegen, Svalbard en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1099-1417(199611/12)11:6<437::AID-JQS269>3.0.CO;2-J
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Centre for Glaciology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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