Esker characteristics in terms of glacier physics, Katahdin esker system, Maine

@inproceedings{Shreve1985EskerCI,
  title={Esker characteristics in terms of glacier physics, Katahdin esker system, Maine},
  author={Ronald Lee Shreve},
  year={1985}
}
The characteristics of large, subglacially formed eskers, such as the Katahdin system, are closely related to two special peculiarities of water-filled tunnels along the beds of ice sheets: (1) the water pressure approximates the weight of the overlying ice; and (2) in tunnels that descend and those that ascend less steeply than ∼1.7 times the ice-surface gradient, the walls melt, producing a sharply arched tunnel cross section, whereas in those that ascend more steeply, they freeze, producing… CONTINUE READING

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