Stabilizing feedbacks in glacier-bed erosion

  title={Stabilizing feedbacks in glacier-bed erosion},
  author={Richard B. Alley and Daniel E. Lawson and Grahame J. Larson and Edward B. Evenson and Gayle Baker},
Glaciers often erode, transport and deposit sediment much more rapidly than nonglacial environments, with implications for the evolution of glaciated mountain belts and their associated sedimentary basins. But modelling such glacial processes is difficult, partly because stabilizing feedbacks similar to those operating in rivers have not been identified for glacial landscapes. Here we combine new and existing data of glacier morphology and the processes governing glacier evolution from diverse… 

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