(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Structural glaciology of a temperate maritime glacier : Lower Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

APPLEBY J.R. (1) ; BROOK M.S. (1) ; VALE S.S. (1) ; MACDONALD-CREEVEY A.M. (2) ;
(1) Geography Programme, School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey Univ., Palmerston North, NOUVELLE-ZELANDE
(2) Dep. of Earth Sciences, Inst. of Natural resources, Massey Univ., Palmerston North, NOUVELLE-ZELANDE


Field data are combined with analysis of aerial photographs to present a structural interpretation of a segment covering the lower trunk of the Fox glacier, from the upper icefall down-glacier to the terminus. The glacier typifies the structural patterns observed in many other alpine glaciers, including: primary stratification visible within crevasse walls in the lower icefall; foliation visible in crevasses below the lower icefall; a complex set of intersecting crevasse traces; splaying and chevron crevasses at the glacier margins; transverse crevasses forming due to longitudinal extension; longitudinal crevasses due to lateral extension near the snout; and, arcuate up-glacier dipping structures between the foot of the lower icefall and the terminus. The latter are interpreted as crevasse traces that have been reactivated as thrust faults, accommodating longitudinal compression at the glacier snout


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 : 2010, vol. 92, no4 [pp. 451-467]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 2 tabl.




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