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The author agrees with Nye's correction of two errors in a previous paper; but disagrees with his other objections. Evidence is put forward for the significance of a second approximation in the theoretical equation for the profile of a glacier; for instance, it explains why bulges of increased thickness travel down glacier faster than the ice. Features of the front of the Glacier de Saint-Sorlin are reported. An attempt is made to explain crevasse formation in glaciers and the upturning of bluedoi:10.3189/s0022143000024163 fatcat:sqr4rs7x4zh7phobdn5ogpc7qq