While in the previous chapters relatively well-established aspects of ice dynamics have been treated, we now turn to some more advanced and demanding topics at the forefront of current research. The selection of the topics (induced anisotropy, compressible firn, polythermal glaciers) is strongly influenced by the authors’ own research interests and makes no claim to be complete. Other issues, such as subglacial hydrology, ice stream dynamics or calving mechanics, deserve equal attention, and we explicitly encourage the interested reader to follow these paths as well.
KeywordsEnhancement Factor Orientation Distribution Function Surface Mass Balance Advance Topic Temperate Glacier
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