The ice sheet's basal layer


Contact
Olaf.Eisen [ at ] awi.de

Abstract

A major issue discussed during the workshop on the "Oldest Ice Core Reconnaissance" is the basal layer in an ice sheet, i.e. about 10-20% of the ice thickness, which used to be called the "echo-free zone". It can now be imaged with modern radars, but its formation is not understood at all. Physical processes on the microstructure are the most important factor. And getting those right is the most important thing for the ice-core community in regard of retrieving ice older than 1 Ma.



Item Type
Conference (Talk)
Authors
Divisions
Primary Division
Programs
Primary Topic
Peer revision
Not peer-reviewed
Publication Status
Published
Event Details
Mini symposium on Microstructures of rocks and ice, 12 May 2014 - 12 May 2014, Tübingen.
Eprint ID
35562
Cite as
Eisen, O. (2014): The ice sheet's basal layer , Mini symposium on Microstructures of rocks and ice, Tübingen, 12 May 2014 - 12 May 2014 .


Share

Research Platforms

Campaigns


Actions
Edit Item Edit Item