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Doklady Earth Sciences

, Volume 483, Issue 2, pp 1547–1552 | Cite as

Unique Surges of Medvezhy Glacier

  • V. M. Kotlyakov
  • L. P. Chernova
  • T. E. KhromovaEmail author
  • A. Ya. Muraviev
  • A. B. Kachalin
  • A. S. Tiuflin
GEOGRAPHY
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Abstract

The results of 20 years of field data (1963–1982) and 50 years of remote observations (1963–2012) on Medvezhy Glacier in the Pamirs by the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, are considered. The prevalence of the influence of climatic factors over internal ones (features of ice deformation) on glacial surges is shown. A conclusion is made about the uniqueness of the surge regime of Medvezhy Glacier connected with the structure of its bed. There are no analogues of this structure of the bed on any of the 82 surging glaciers in the Pamirs.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The study was carried out according to the framework of studies on subject no. 0148-2014-0007 of the Research Plan of the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, and with the support of the Russian Geographical Society, project no. 05/2017/RGO-RFBR.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Kotlyakov
    • 1
  • L. P. Chernova
    • 1
  • T. E. Khromova
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Ya. Muraviev
    • 1
  • A. B. Kachalin
    • 1
  • A. S. Tiuflin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of ScienceMoscowRussia

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