Flow lines on Antarctic ice shelves

Satellite images of Ronne and Filchner ice shelves show a variety of surface features many of which are believed to indicate flow lines in the ice. Sufficient imagery is now available from Landsat satellites to plot these features from mosaics. Although some of the features have been recognized from aircraft, it was not until an overall view was provided that the true extent of the features and their relationship to the major ice streams became apparent. Using this evidence together with published ice thickness data from radio echo and seismic sounding, flow patterns within the ice shelves and tributary glaciers can be inferred.

Details

Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Crabtree, R.D., Doake, C.S.M.

Date:
1 January, 1980
Journal/Source:
Polar Record / 20
Page(s):
31-37
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0032247400002898