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.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||GEM - International Journal on Geomathematics|
|Early online date||25 Sep 2013|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2013|
- size and shape
- instability theory