Till beneath ice stream B. 1. Properties derived from seismic travel times

D. D. Blankenship, C. R. Bentley, S. T. Rooney, Richard B. Alley

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Abstract

Seismic experiments conducted on ice stream B, part of the marine ice sheet of West Antarctica, show a meters-thick layer immediately beneath the 1000-m thick ice. Very low wave speeds imply that the material in the layer is highly porous and is saturated with water at a high pore pressure. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8903-8911
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume92
Issue numberB9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Oceanography
  • Forestry
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Palaeontology

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