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Formation of the clear facies basal ice from Alpine glaciers : implications for subglacial chemistry (BIFTeG)

Units : Glaciology | ULB182

Description :

The clear facies basal ice from Alpine glaciers shows similarities with the dispersed facies of sub-polar glaciers. It results
from modifications of glacier ice close to bedrock. Its spatial distribution and physico-chemical characteristics are however poorly
known, as well as its role in glacier dynamics and interactions with the subglacial hydrochemistry. This project links field
observations (Tsanfleuron Glacier, Switzerland; Engabreen, Norway) and a mathematical model for the formation of this facies.

List of persons in charge :

  • PATTYN Frank

List of lessors :

  • F.R.S.-FNRS et Fonds associés (hors FRIA)

  • Autres U.E.