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Volume 4, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 125–145, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-4-125-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 125–145, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-4-125-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 27 Jan 2016

Research article | 27 Jan 2016

Efficacy of bedrock erosion by subglacial water flow

F. Beaud et al.
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In regions formerly, or currently, covered by glaciers, landscapes have largely been shaped by glaciers. Glaciers erode bedrock through three main mechanisms: abrasion, quarrying, and subglacial meltwater erosion (SME). The latter, however, remains enigmatic. We present the first numerical modelling study of bedrock erosion by subglacial water and find that SME is negligible compared to abrasion and quarrying across the glacier, but its localization can explain the formation of bedrock channels.
In regions formerly, or currently, covered by glaciers, landscapes have largely been shaped by...
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