Thermal regime and geomorphology of plateau ice caps in northern Norway: observations and implications

Gellatly, A. F., Gordon, J. E., Whalley, W. B. and Hansom, J. D. (1988) Thermal regime and geomorphology of plateau ice caps in northern Norway: observations and implications. Geology, 16(11), p. 983. (doi:10.1130/0091-7613(1988)016<0983:TRAGOP>2.3.CO;2)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1988)016<0983:TRAGOP>2.3.CO;2

Abstract

The ice caps on high plateaus of northern Norway (lat 70°N) can be grouped according to altitude. The highest ice caps (> 1500m) are dry-based and are slowly retreating to reveal undisturbed block fields; they appear to be found only in southern Lyngen. Ice on plateaus at lower elevations (≤ 1500 m above sea level) is wet-based and has produced extensive striated bedrock surfaces and moraine sequences on the glacier forefields. We propose that this geomorphological distinction can be applied to other plateau glaciers to identify present and, in particular, former basal thermal regimes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hansom, Dr Jim
Authors: Gellatly, A. F., Gordon, J. E., Whalley, W. B., and Hansom, J. D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Geology
Publisher:Geological Society of America
ISSN:0091-7613
ISSN (Online):1943-2682

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