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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

A steady-state mass-balance model for the Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand : testing and application

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ALEXANDER D.J. (1) ; DAVIES T.R. (2) ; SHULMEISTER J. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, AUSTRALIE
(2) Dep. of Geological Sciences, Univ. Canterbury, Christchurch, NOUVELLE-ZELANDE

Abstract

Instead of using an ice-flow rule in the model, a simple basal-shear-stress rule is calibrated to yield glacier surface slope as a function of ice depth. The AA. test the model against known temperature cooling constraints required to emplace the Little Ice Age moraines. They then use their model to represent the reduction of ablation due to a rock avalanche falling on to the ablation zone of Franz Josef glacier about 10 000 to 13 000 years ago. The findings are of significance to the ongoing debate on the climatic significance, or otherwise, of the Waiho Loop Moraine

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 93, no1 [pp. 41-54]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 5 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1468-0459.2011.00003.x

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