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Röthlisberger channel theory: its origins and consequences

Journal of Glaciology

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DOI: 10.3189/002214311796406031

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Abstract

The theory of channelized water flow through glaciers, most commonly associated with the names of Hans Röthlisberger and Ron Shreve and their 1972 papers in the Journal of Glaciology, was developed at a time when interest in glacier-bed processes was expanding, and the possible relationship between glacier sliding and water at the bed was becoming of keen interest. The R-channel theory provided for the first time a physically based conceptual model of water flow through glaciers. The theory also marks the emergence of glacier hydrology as a glaciological discipline with goals and methods distinct from those of surface-water hydrology.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Röthlisberger channel theory: its origins and consequences
Series title:
Journal of Glaciology
DOI:
10.3189/002214311796406031
Volume
56
Issue:
200
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
IngentaConnect
Publisher location:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/
Contributing office(s):
Volcano Science Center
Description:
8 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1079
Last page:
1086