(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Temporal englacial water content variability associated with a rapidly retreating glacier

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HART J.K. (1) ; ROSE K.C. (1) ; MARTINEZ K. (2) ;
(1) Schools of Geography, Univ., Southampton, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Electronics and Computer Science, Univ., Southampton, ROYAUME-UNI


This study uses a combination of evidence from ground penetrating radar, borehole, video, and wireless probe data to assess temporal changes in englacial water content associated with Briksdalsbreen, a rapidly retreating Norwegian glacier. Over a 13 day period in 2006, it is showed that ice radar-wave velocity and water content varied. It is suggested that during warm precipitation free days, void spaces within the glacier become filled with water, resulting in low radar-wave velocity. This stored water then drained during cold, high precipitation days, allowing the radar wave-velocity to rise. These changes in englacial storage were caused by the enhanced crevassing generated by the newly floating ice margin, and were associated with accelerated glacier retreat


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no9 [pp. 1230-1239]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.2148

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