Advanced Topics

  • Ralf Greve
  • Heinz Blatter
Part of the Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AGEM)


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.


Enhancement Factor Orientation Distribution Function Surface Mass Balance Advance Topic Temperate Glacier 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralf Greve
    • 1
  • Heinz Blatter
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. Low Temperature ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  2. 2.Inst. Atmospheric & Climate ScienceETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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