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Title: Quantifying landscape change in a jökulhlaup-prone proglacial system Sólheimajökull, Southern Iceland
Author: Staines, Kate Emily Hamblin
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2012
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Landscape change in the jokulhlaup-prone proglacial system at Solheimajokull has been quantified at multiple spatio-temporal scales with the aim of assessing the relative geomorphic importance of the 1999 j6kulhlaup and the controls on proglacial landscape development. A time-series of high-resolution orthophotographs, photogrammetric digital elevation models (DEMs) and LiDAR data were used to quantify planform and volumetric rates of change both pre- and post-j6oulhlaup. Proglacial sedimentological and stratigraphic characteristics were investigated using ground penetrating radar (GPR), sediment logging and clast analysis. Depth-averaged two-dimensional hydrodynamic modelling was used to reconstruct jokulhlaup flow hydraulics, sediment transport and within-flood bed elevation change.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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