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Published October 1, 1956 | public
Journal Article

Ice Recession in Dronning Louise Land, North-East Greenland

Wyllie, P. J.


The existence of high rock thresholds beneath the glaciers of Dronning Louise Land is established and examples are described. It is concluded that decrease in the height of the Greenland Ice Cap and the consequent emergence of the rock thresholds is the dominant factor in the final stages of recession of the glaciers of Dronning Louise Land. It is tentatively suggested that this process has more than local significance, and may be an important factor in the recent recession of the glaciers in other parts of east Greenland.

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© 1956 International Glaciological Society. MS. received 14 October 1955. The writer is indebted to Dr. H. I. Drever for much constructive criticism during the preparation of this paper.

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