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Science  01 Dec 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6367, pp. 1120-1123
DOI: 10.1126/science.358.6367.1120

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  • RE: The mechanism explaining Surging glaciers

    No mention was made of the original research on a surging Alaskan glacier some 40 (?) years ago by Cal Tech's Professor Barclay Kamb and his graduate students . The surface melting, downward seeping of meltwater, subglacial liquid water build up relieving the overlying pressure causing "lubrication" at the glacier's base caused the surge. Their cleaverly-designed research clearly, documented the process. These folks should be acknowledged for their pioneering work.

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