Lab-0009

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Exploring the growth and retreat of a valley glacier

Duration
1.0 hrs
Updated
2020/04/03
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Contributor(s)
    Gregory Tucker at CIRES, CSDMS, and Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Introduction
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This lab uses a simple 1D numerical model to illustrate how a valley glacier grows and reaches equilibrium. Students can experiment by changing the Equilibrium Line Altitude, accumulation rate coefficient, valley slope, and other parameters.

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Lab notes
Can be used as part of a paper or problem set on glacier behavior.

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