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The drainage of glacier and ice sheet surface lakes

@inproceedings{Schoof2021TheDO,
  title={The drainage of glacier and ice sheet surface lakes},
  author={Christian Schoof and Sue Cook and Bernd Kulessa and Sarah S. Thompson},
  year={2021}
}
Supraglacial lakes play a central role in storing melt water, enhancing surface melt, and ultimately in driving ice flow and ice shelf melt through injecting water into the subglacial environment and facilitating fracturing. Here, we develop a model for the drainage of supraglacial lakes through the dissipation-driven incision of a surface channel. The model consists of the St Venant equations for flow in the channel, fed by an upstream lake reservoir, coupled with an equation for the evolution… 

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