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7F (2016-2017): Past and future deformation of the Ross Ice Shelf

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FDSN code 7F (2016-2017) Network name Past and future deformation of the Ross Ice Shelf (RIS deformation - NZ - A)
Start year 2016 Operated by
  • University of Auckland
End year 2017 Deployment region -

The response of the Antarctic ice sheet to global warming will have a big impact on global sea level, ocean circulation and climate. The internal temperature of the ice and the alignment of ice crystals are key controls on the rate of ice flow towards the ocean. We will send sound waves through the ice to a string of sensors in a borehole in the Ross Ice Shelf to map patterns of temperature and crystal alignment. These data will allow us to make much better predictions of how the Antarctic ice sheet will respond to global warming.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.7914/4gr5-k242
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