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On the size and shape of drumlins.

Fowler, A.C. and Spagnolo, M. and Clark, C.D. and Stokes, C.R. and Hughes, A.L.C. and Dunlop, P. (2013) 'On the size and shape of drumlins.', GEM : international journal on geomathematics., 4 (2). pp. 155-165.


We provide a mechanistic explanation for observed metrics for drumlins, which represent their sizes and shapes. Our explanation is based on a concept of drumlin growth occurring through a process of instability, whereby small amplitude wave forms first grow as ice slides over a bed of deformable sediments, followed by a coarsening process, in which the wavelength as well as the relief of the drumlins continues to grow. The observations then provide inferences about the growth process itself.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Drumlins, Size and shape, Instability theory.
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Date deposited:27 May 2014
Date of first online publication:November 2013
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