A theory for ice-till interactions and sediment entrainment beneath glaciers

  title={A theory for ice-till interactions and sediment entrainment beneath glaciers},
  author={Alan W. Rempel},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • A. Rempel
  • Published 2008
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
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