Radio echo sounding data analysis of the Shackleton Ice Shelf

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.


Ice; ice dynamics; geomorphology; instrument and techniques; general or miscellaneous

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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X