Talk:Karoo Ice Age
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I would suggest to change the name of this article into Late Paleozoic Ice Age, as that's the name which is most often used in recent publications. Let me just give this paper as an example. Regards, Wenkbrauwalbatros (talk) 16:23, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Connection with Dwyka formation tillites?
I removed the following because that's just not how glaciers and ice sheets work. "Further pressure would melt the bottom layer, lubricating and letting the snowfield begin moving downslope as a glacier." Ice flows like molasses without ever melting. In cases where there is meltwater at the base of the glacier, that helps lubricate the entire glacier as it slides downhill as well. However, meltwater is not caused by high pressures. Look at a phase diagram of water to see why: even with a few km of ice on top, the pressure only depresses melt temperature by less than 1 degree C. Whereas ice in Antarctica my easily be -10C or colder --- so cold that nothing will melt, even under immense amounts of pressure. And yet, ice in these sheets flows without ever melting. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Citibob (talk • contribs) 12:27, 16 September 2012 (UTC)