Icefacies formation and types

Regelation

As indicated above, the characteristics of glacier ice are known to vary significantly through individual glaciers in ways that affect the value of flow parameter A in Equation (2), and hence the response of the ice to applied stress. The most systematic occurrence of significantly different ice within glaciers occurs in the basal zone, because the interaction of the glacier with the bed can lead to the development of layers near the bed of distinctive regelation ice, and to metamorphism of...