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The ice-thickness distribution of Unteraargletscher, Switzerland

Bauder, Andreas; Funk, Martin; Gudmundsson, G. Hilmar. 2003 The ice-thickness distribution of Unteraargletscher, Switzerland. Annals of Glaciology, 37. 331-336. 10.3189/172756403781815852

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Abstract/Summary

Results from 15 years of work on glacier-bed mapping by radio-echo soundings on Finsteraar-, Lauteraar- and Unteraargletscher, Switzerland, are summarized, and a new and greatly improved map of the ice-thickness distribution presented. In contrast to the tongue of Unteraargletscher, its two main tributaries, Lauteraar and Finsteraar, are both deep and narrow, and ice-thickness determination depends oil the detection of more than just the primary reflection. Migrating the data led to considerably improved bed determination. Wherever possible, additional information on ice thicknesses gained from numerous hot-water drillings to the glacier bed is used as an independent verification of the results of the radar measurements, and a fair agreement is found.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3189/172756403781815852
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Global Interactions of the Antarctic Ice Sheet
ISSN: 0260-3055
NORA Subject Terms: Glaciology
Date made live: 17 Feb 2012 09:41
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/12588

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