Short-offset seismic refraction results near Rothera Station, Antarctic Peninsula

Details are presented of seismic velocities at a site near Rothera Point, Adelaide Island, Antarctic Peninsula. The snow/firn velocity structure was obtained using a 24-channel Bison 9000 seismograph, recording the outputs of geophones of 40 Hz natural frequency attached to 150 mm snow spikes. The refraction velocity of the underlying bedrock was measured using a 48-channel DFS V recorder and 10 Hz geophones. The records were obtained during trials of equipment and techniques which took place in the 1988–89 and 1990–91 seasons. The data will be of interest to other investigators studying firn structure around Antarctica or considering crustal seismology in the Antarctic Peninsula region.


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Authors: King, Edward C. ORCIDORCID record for Edward C. King, Jarvis, Eric P.

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1 December, 1992
Antarctic Science / 4
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