(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Glaciohydraulic supercooling

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

COOK S.J. (1) ; KNIGHT P.G. (2) ;
(1) Div. of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Univ., Keele, ROYAUME-UNI


The AA. review recent work which has investigated the process of glaciohydraulic supercooling and its significance for a range of glaciological and geological phenomena. Recent work has examined the record of supercooling preserved in the landform and sediment record, within tunnel valleys and in sequences of melt-out till. The AA. suggest that supercooling may also have important implications for glacier dynamics because of the role it may play in controlling the geometry of subglacial overdeepenings, which in turn acts as a control on the dynamics of tidewater glaciers. Despite these numerous recent scientific advances, there remains a need to critically evaluate the importance of supercooling for the various aspects of sediment entrainment and flux, glacial geomorphology and ice dynamics with which it has become associated. The AA. highlight some potentially fruitful collaboration with researchers in other branches of cryospheric science


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 33, no5 [pp. 705-710]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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