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An Investigation into the Seismic Signatures Generated by Iceberg Calving and Rifting
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Abstract: This award supports a project to strengthen collaborations between the various research groups working on iceberg calving. Relatively little is known about the calving process, especially the physics that governs the initiation and propagation of fractures within the ice. This knowledge gap exists in part because of the diverse range in spatial and temporal scales associated with calving (ranging ... View entire text

Purpose: The intellectual merit of this work is that it will lead to a better understanding of iceberg calving and the teleconnections between seismic events and other geophysical processes around the globe. The broader impacts of this work are that it relates directly to socio-environmental impacts of global change and sea level rise.
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Description: Amery Ice Shelf metadata (IRIS)
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -69.01   S: -69.02   E: 72.91   W: 72.82
  N: 61.24   S: 61.09   E: -146.87   W: -147.12
  N: 74.58   S: 67.0   E: -38.45   W: -57.22

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-12-01
Stop Date: 2011-12-01
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093-0225
Country: USA
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Alley, RB; Horgan, HJ; Joughin, I; Cuffey, KM; Dupont, TK; Parizek, BR; Anandakrishnan, S; Bassis, J. "A Simple Law for Ice-Shelf Calving," SCIENCE, v.322, 2008, p. 1344-1344. View record at Web of Science

Douglas R. MacAyeal, Emile A. Okal, Richard C. Aster, Jeremy N. Bassis. ") Seismic observations of glaciogenic ocean waves (micro-tsunamis) on icebergs and ice shelves," Journal of Glaciology, ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2012-03-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23