Glaciological Features in the Initial Quiescent Phase of Kuannersuit Glacier, Greenland
This paper describes glaciological features observed on the surface of the large outlet glacier Kuannersuit Glacier on Disko Island, West Greenland, during its initial quiescent phase after a major surge event occurred in 1995–98 in order to classify the glaciomorphological surge system. Focus is on surge features either associated with active surging such as a propagating surge front and serac formation or formed as a consequence of surging such as looped medial moraines and potholes; and on hydrological features related to the evolution of the glacier drainage system such as the supraglacial routing, moulin types and chasms. A chronological glaciomorphological model of the initial quiescent phase of Kuannersuit Glacier, which can be regarded as representative for large outlet surge-type glaciers with terrestrial terminal regime and long quiescent phase, is proposed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
Publication date: 2005-10-01