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dc.contributor.author Glasser, Neil F.
dc.contributor.author Siegert, M. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-12T10:07:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-12T10:07:25Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-12
dc.identifier.citation Glasser , N F & Siegert , M J 2011 , ' Calculating basal temperatures in ice sheets: An excel spreadsheet method ' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms , pp. 673-680 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0197-9337
dc.identifier.other PURE: 170623
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7572
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7572
dc.description Glasser, N. F., Seigert, M. J. (2002). Calculating basal temperatures in ice sheets: An excel spreadsheet method. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 27 (6), 673-680. en
dc.description.abstract The flow of ice sheets and their geomorphological impact is greatly influenced by their basal thermal regime. Calculations of basal temperatures in ice sheets are therefore fundamental in evaluating glacier dynamics and in determining the spatial distribution of zones of erosion and deposition beneath ice masses. Calculations of basal temperatures are not frequently attempted, however, primarily because of the techniques required to solve the heat conduction equation between the ice surface and the base. This paper describes a new Excel spreadsheet method of solving this equation that can readily be applied to both former and contemporary ice sheets. The application of the spreadsheet is illustrated with two examples. The first Provides a Calculation of basal thermal regime beneath the north eastern part of the Scottish ice sheet during the last glacial maximum; the second shows how basal ice temperatures can be calculated beneath the modern Antarctic ice sheet. Copyright (C) 2002 John Wiley Sons, Ltd. Document Type: Article en
dc.format.extent 8 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Earth Surface Processes and Landforms en
dc.title Calculating basal temperatures in ice sheets: An excel spreadsheet method en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
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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