|K064: Understanding the Interactions Between Glaciers and Permafrost: Implications for Landscape Development|
University of Otago
The goal of this research is to develop an understanding of the interactions between glaciers and permafrost that will permit models of glaciers to realistically parameterize ice motion. Improvement of such models is central to their success in predicting glacier response to climate change. We aim to achieve this by undertaking a multi parameter investigation into the formation of ice-rich permafrost and the principal controls of permafrost deformation at the margins and beneath cold-based glaciers.