Glaciology of Blue Ice Areas in Antarctica
Entry ID: Hamilton_0229245

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Summary
Abstract: A 'horizontal ice core' was collected at the Mount Moulton blue ice field in
West Antarctica and preliminary analyses of the sample material suggests that a
~500 kyr climate record is preserved in the ice at this site. This award will
contribute to the understanding of the Mt Moulton record by assessing the
potential for ice-flow induced deformation of the stratigraphic ... View entire text
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Description: The Climate Change Institute (formerly the Institute for Quaternary and Climate
Studies) is an interdisciplinary research unit organized to conduct research
and graduate education focused on variability of the earths climate,
ecosystems, and other environmental systems and on the interaction between
humans and the natural world. Institute investigations cover the Quaternary
Period, a time of numerous glacial/interglacial cycles and abrupt changes in
climate, ranging in time from the present to nearly 2 million years ago.
Research activities include field, laboratory, and modeling studies that focus
on the timing, causes, and mechanisms of natural and anthropogenically forced
climate change, and on the effects of past climate changes on the physical,
biological, chemical, social, and economic conditions of the earth. Institute
research is supported by grants from a variety of sources including the
National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and
endowments from the Bingham Trust and the Dan and Betty Churchill Exploration
Fund.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.0   S: -76.0   E: 135.0   W: 135.0

Data Set Progress
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: gordon.hamilton at maine.edu
Contact Address:
Climate Change Institute
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Maine
5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
City: Orono
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04469-5790
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Grinsted A., J. Moore, V. B. Spikes, A. Sinisalo,, "Dating Antarctic blue ice
areas using a novel ice flow model", Geophysical Research Letters,
doi:10.1029/2003GL017957, vol. 30, (2003), p. 2005. Published
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-03-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-08
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