Mount Everest Foundation
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Drumlins are oval-shaped hills which form below glaciers and ice sheets. This research expedition from the University of Sheffield travelled to the Þjórsárjökull glacier in Iceland with the aim of establishing whether drumlins were present beneath this particular glacier, whether they were actively forming and by what method they were arising. The expedition was successful in confirming the presence of drumlins beneath Þjórsárjökull with field results appearing to indicate that they are formed by a combination of erosion and deposition. Due to conditions in the field, work on the remote observation of drumlins based on analysis of the glacier surface could not be conducted.

March 2023
Remy Veness, Peter Tuckett, Will Wenban, Rebecca Schlegel and Emma Smith

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