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A thermomechanical model for frost heave and subglacial frozen fringe

  title={A thermomechanical model for frost heave and subglacial frozen fringe},
  author={Colin R. Meyer and Christian Schoof and Alan W. Rempel},
Ice-infiltrated sediment, known as a frozen fringe, leads to phenomena such as frost heave, ice lenses, and meters of debris-rich ice under glaciers. Understanding the dynamics of frozen fringe development is important as frost heave is responsible for damaging infrastructure at high latitudes and frozen sediments at the base of glaciers can modulate glacier flow, influencing the rate of global sea level rise. Here we study the fluid physics of interstitial freezing water in sediments and focus… Expand

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