Radio echo sounding data analysis of the Shackleton Ice Shelf

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Stefano Urbini
Lili Cafarella
Achille Zirizzotti
Ignazio Ezio Tabacco
Carla Bottari
James A. Baskaradas
Neal Young


In this study, our initial results are presented for the interpretation of the radio echo sounding data collected over the Shackleton Ice Shelf and adjacent ice sheet (East Antarctica) during the 2003/2004 Australian-Italian expedition. The Shackleton Ice Shelf is one of the larger ice shelves of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. The radar survey provided data relating to ice thickness and bed morphology of the outlet glaciers, and thickness of their floating portions. The glacier grounding lines were determined by assessment of the basal echo characters. The information derived is compared with data from the BEDMAP database and from other sources.

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Urbini S, Cafarella L, Zirizzotti A, Tabacco IE, Bottari C, Baskaradas JA, Young N. Radio echo sounding data analysis of the Shackleton Ice Shelf. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 2010Jul.15 [cited 2023Dec.5];53(2):79-87. Available from:
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