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How glaciers grow

A state-of-the-art numerical model shows that the advance of glaciers in a cooling climate depends strongly on the pre-existing landscape, and that glacial erosion paves the way for greater glacial extent in the future. See Letter p.206

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Figure 1: The morphological contrast between fluvial and glacial landscapes.

JEFREY YAP, JEF RYAN STUDIO/GETTY; SEAN BAGSHAW/SPL

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Brocklehurst, S. How glaciers grow. Nature 493, 173–174 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/493173a

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