Subglacial Processes and Sediments

J. Menzies, J. J. M. van der Meer, W. W. Shilts

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Subglacial sediments are among the most prevalent sediments in glaciated terrains. The environments and processes that erode, transport and deposit/emplace subglacial sediments and landforms are described in the light of recent research developments. Tills and deforming beds and thermal/rheological conditions in subglacial environments are elucidated. The characteristics and origins of subglacial landforms such as drumlin, Rogen, fluted and hummocky moraine and eskers are discussed. Finally, future perspectives, challenges and possible new research opportunities in subglacial environments are considered.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPast Glacial Environments
EditorsJohn Menzies, Jaap J M van der Meer
Number of pages54
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-100524-8
StatePublished - 2018


  • ISGS
  • Flute moraine
  • Subglacial environments
  • Diamictons
  • Drumlins
  • Subglacial processes
  • Eskers
  • Rogen moraine
  • Tills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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