The mechanics of a glacier snout

John F Nye

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Measurements made on a temperate glacier within 200 m of its wedge-shaped terminus cannot be interpreted as simple laminar flow. Instead they are fully explained by a model based on the nonlinear (n≈3) Glen flow law that superposes longitudinal strain rate and simple shearing.
Original languageEnglish
Article number207
Pages (from-to)1118-1120
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Glaciology
Issue number230
Early online date1 Dec 2015
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015


  • glacier flow


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