Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 13, 827–843, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-827-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 827–843, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-827-2019

Research article 07 Mar 2019

Research article | 07 Mar 2019

Pervasive cold ice within a temperate glacier – implications for glacier thermal regimes, sediment transport and foreland geomorphology

Benedict T. I. Reinardy et al.

Data sets

GPR dataset acquired around the 2014 margin of Norway’s Midtdalsbreen glacier B. T. I. Reinardy, A. Booth, A. Hughes, C. M. Boston, H. Åkesson, J. Bakke, A. Nesje, R. H. Giesen, and D. M. Pearce https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7695662

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Short summary
Cold-ice processes may be widespread within temperate glacier systems but the role of cold-ice processes in temperate glacier systems is relatively unknown. Climate forcing is the main control on glacier mass balance but potential for heterogeneous thermal conditions at temperate glaciers calls for improved model assessments of future evolution of thermal conditions and impacts on glacier dynamics and mass balance. Cold-ice processes need to be included in temperate glacier land system models.