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Part I: The Ogive Banding

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Abstract:

Morsárjökull is a small outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, Iceland. Two outlet streams from the ice cap unite at the foot of a precipitous step and carry a well-developed medial moraine; the north-west glacier stream is fed by a steep ice fall, the south-eastern one has been fed only by avalanches since 1938.

The movement of the glacier was measured and showed that the alternate dark and light ogives were one year’s movement apart. Their characteristics are described and tentative suggestions concerning their mode of origin are proposed.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3198/1954JoG2-16-423-428

Publication date: 1954-10-01

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