Thermal Convection and the Origin of Ice Streams

Research

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Authors:

Hughes, T.

Source:

Journal of GlaciologyJournal of Glaciology, Volume 55, Number 191, p.524-536 (2009)

ISBN:

0022-1430

Abstract:

Ice streams are a fact of ice-sheet dynamics, draining up to 90% of the ice. Thermal convection in ice below the density inversion is a speculation. An attempt is made to meld the two in such a way that the speculation becomes an explanation for the fact.

Notes:

Hughes, T.