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Measurements of the effects of debris on the mechanical behaviour (deformation and motion) of ice of the Taylor Glacier, Taylor Valley, Antarctica
Entry ID: K053_1992_2000_NZ_1

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Abstract: Debris-rich ice is a commonly observed basal ice facies found at the base of many temperate and polar glaciers and at the base of cores through major ice sheets. The effects of the presence of debris on the mechanical behaviour of ice was investigated and then the implication of those effects for the overall dynamics of ice masses was examined at the Taylor Glacier, Taylor Valley, Antarctica over ... View entire text
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  N: -77.73   S: -77.73   E: 162.17   W: 162.17

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Start Date: 1992-12-14
Stop Date: 1993-01-16
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Lawson W J, 1996, The relative strengths of clean and debris-laden ice: evidence from Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, Annals of Glaciology, Vol 23, pp 270-276.

Lawson, W. Elliott, C. Strain-rate effects on the strength of debris-laden glacier ice. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 46(3): 323-330, 2003.

Hubbard, A., Lawson W., Anderson B., Hindmarsh R., Hubbard, ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-11
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