The Thermal Regime of Trapridge Glacier and its Relevance to Glacier Surging

Gary T. Jarvis., Garry K. C. Clarke
1975 Journal of Glaciology  
A deep-ice temperature measurement program has been conducted on Trapridge Glacier, Yukon Territory. Large regions of temperate ice are predicted at the base of the otherwise cold glacier, The glacier snout, frozen to bedrock, appears to act as an ice dam allowing the build up of an ice reservoir in the upper regions. Thermal regulation of the surges of Trapridge Glacier is suggested and the relevance of basal temperatures in large surging glaciers is discussed.
doi:10.1017/s0022143000021729 fatcat:qm2uvhw4tvhnjfolhjsjohfdc4