New data on the Ross Ice Shelf provide an insight into the importance of the momentum with which an ice stream enters the shelf for the overall velocity field.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution
Subscribe to this journal
Receive 51 print issues and online access
$199.00 per year
only $3.90 per issue
Rent or buy this article
Get just this article for as long as you need it
Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout
Robin, G. de Q., Nature, 171, 55–58 (1953).
Weertman, J., J. Glaciol., 3, 38–42 (1957).
Robin, G. de Q., Nature, 177, 584–586 (1956).
Crary, A. P., Bull. geol. Soc. Am., 72, 787–790 (1961).
Budd, W. F., J. Glaciol., 6, 335–358 (1966).
Thomas, R. H., J. Glaciol., 12, 45–53, and 55–70 (1973).
Robin, G. de Q., Evans, S., and Bailey, J. T., Phil. Trans. R. Soc., A 265, 437–505 (1969).
Hattersley-Smith, G., Fuzesy, A., and Evans, S., Defence Research Establishment Ottawa Technical Note No. 69–6 (1969).
Evans, S., and Ewen Smith, B. M., J. scient. Instrum. E., Ser. 2, 2, 131–136 (1969).
Robin, G. de Q., in Antarctic geology and geophysics (edit. by Adie, R. J.), 675–682 (Universitetsforlaget, Oslo, 1972).
Crary, A. P., Robinson, E. S., Bennet, H. F., and Boyd, W. W., International Geophysical Year Glaciological Report No. 6 (1962). (Available from World Data Center A, US Geol. Survey, Washington.)
Stuart, A. W., and Bull, C., J. Glaciol., 4, 399–414 (1963).
Crary, A. P., and Chapman, W. H., J. geophys. Res., 68, 6064–6065 (1963).
Stuart, A. W., and Heine, A. J., J. Glaciol., 3, 997–1002 (1961).
Swithinbank, C. W. M., Science, 141, 523–524 (1963).
Dorrer, E., Hofman, W., and Seufert, W., J. Glaciol., 8, 67–90 (1969).
Rights and permissions
About this article
Cite this article
Robin, G. Ice shelves and ice flow. Nature 253, 168–172 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1038/253168a0
This article is cited by
A large deep freshwater lake beneath the ice of central East Antarctica
Regime of the Filchner–Ronne ice shelves, Antarctica
Dissipation of tidal energy by Antarctic ice shelves
Was there a late-Würm Arctic Ice Sheet?
Thickening of the Ross Ice Shelf and equilibrium state of the West Antarctic ice sheet
By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.