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GPR, electromagnetic and spectral analysis of surface wave surveys on the Pram Point pressure ridges and surrounding area
Entry ID: K054_2001_2002_NZ_1

Abstract: Experiments using GPR around Scott Base showed the GPR could detect crevasses on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, in an area near Scott Base where distinctive surface undulations or 'pressure rollers' (pressure ridges) run parallel to the coastline where the ice shelf collides with the coast. In an 8 week period from mid-November 2001 to mid-January 2002, GPR, electromagnetic and spectral analysis of surface wave (SASW) surveys were performed on parts of the Pram Point shelf ice pressure ridges and the surrounding area to determine the internal structure of the rollers and whether zones of weakness could be detected in the ice and their relationship to crevasse formation.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-11-23
Stop Date: 2002-01-11
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Country: New Zealand
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Email: david.nobes at canterbury.ac.nz
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University of Canterbury
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Province or State: Christchurch
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Davis, E. F. 2003. Geophysical investigation of the Pram Point folds, McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica. MSc thesis, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Davis, Emma F. & Nobes, David C.*, 2003. Non-invasive mapping and monitoring of a fold system located on the McMurdo Ice Shelf near Scott Base, Antarctica. Presented at ISAES IX, 9th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Potsdam, Germany.
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