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Rock Avalanches on Glaciers: Processes and Implications
(University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2012)
This thesis examines the role of rock avalanches in tectonically active terrains including the effects of the deposits on glacier behaviour and their contribution to moraine formation. The chronologies of mountain glacier ...
A Quaternary history of ice sheet dynamics in the Transantarctic Mountains.
(University of Canterbury. Department of Geological Sciences / Gateway Antarctica, 2013)
The Antarctic Ice Sheets responded significantly to climatic conditions during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) and the subsequent warming that followed. Therefore, an understanding of how Antarctica reacted to past climates ...
Insights into New Zealand Glacial Processes from studies of glacial geomorphology and sedimentology in Rakaia and other South Island Valleys
(University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2010)
This thesis investigates the assertion by many early and more recent New Zealand glacial workers, that the high catchment rainfall and low seasonality in New Zealand create unique glacial sedimentary and geomorphic processes. ...