TITLE

Analysis of ice plains of the Filchner--Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica, using ICESat laser altimetry

AUTHOR(S)
Brunt, Kelly M.; Fricker, Helen A.; Padman, Laurie
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Glaciology;2011, Vol. 57 Issue 205, p965
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study of ice plains of the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf (FRIS) in Antarctica using the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) laser altimetry. The researchers utilized the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) in sampling the track. It describes the three significant ice plains in the southern FRIS identified by ICESat altimetry analysis including those on the Institute Ice Stream and west of Foundation Ice Stream. Among the factors that facilitated the observations of ice plain evolution and ephemeral grounding were low bed slopes and dynamic thinning. The analysis has led to the redefinition of the areal extent of the ice plains.
ACCESSION #
70065116

 

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