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Studies of the surface strain of Erebus Glacier Tongue to determine the process of calving
Entry ID: K009_1977_1978_NZ_3

Abstract: The surface deformation of the Erebus Glacier Tongue was measured in order to elucidate the calving mechanisms for the formation of icebergs. Surface strain, surface tilt, surface velocity and long term strain data were measured. 14 depths were measured by plumb line on the sea ice. Two sites on the sea ice were used to measure the amplitude of the wave swell penetrating the glacier in open water. ... View entire text
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  N: -77.6   S: -77.6   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

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Start Date: 1977-11-22
Stop Date: 1978-01-13
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Holdsworth, G. And Holdsworth, R. 1978. Erebus Glacier Tongue movement. Antarctic Journal of the US 13: 61-63.

Goodman, D.J. And Holdsworth, R. 1978. Continuous surface strain measurements on sea ice and on erebus Glacier Tongue, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Antarctic Journal of the US 13: 67-69.
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