Accession Number : AD0769728

Title :   Ice Thrust on Shores of North German Lakes and Its Effects (Eisschub an Ufern Norddeutscher Seen und Seine Wirkund),

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Laskar,Kostas ; Strenzke,Karl

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Beach ridges may be formed by ice pressure as the result of temperature variations and subsequent volume changes of the ice cover, or by ice thrusting due to wind action pushing the ice against the shore. The latter type predominates in Germany. A specific minimum basin area is a prerequisite for large-scale thrust action. Several cases of ice thrust on the Ploner Lake (Germany) are described. The ice blocks pile up parallel over each other along the shore and push inland. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Ice, Thrust), (*Lakes, Ice), Volume, Atmospheric temperature, Pressure, Shores, Germany(East and West), Erosion, Translations

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE