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Long term data from strain meters placed on the Erebus Glacier Tongue and surrounding sea ice measuring travelling flexural waves and strain measurements
Entry ID: K131_1983_1990_NZ_1

Abstract: Using a strain meter with a 500mm gauge length, the elastic and plastic strain of the Erebus Glacier tongue was measured as it moves in response to waves and swells present in the surrounding sea. Two remote stations were installed on either side of the Erebus Ice Tongue about 5km from the snout. The strain meters were mounted about 2m below the glacier surface and the results were transmitted ... View entire text
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  N: -77.71   S: -77.71   E: 166.72   W: 166.72

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-12-02
Stop Date: 1983-12-22
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Squire, V.A. Robinson, W.H. Meylan, M. Haskell, T.G. Observations of flexural waves on the Erebus Ice Tongue, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, and nearby sea ice. Journal of glaciology 40(135): 377-385, 1994.
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23