Mapping c-axis fabrics to study physical processes in ice

R. B. Alley, A. J. Gow, D. A. Meese

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Mapping the spatial distribution of c-axis orientations in ice thin sections is not much more difficult than preparing c-axis scatter plots but can reveal additional information about procesess responsible for the observed fabric and texture of the ice. Distributions of angles between c-axes of neighbouring grains from the Byrd Station (West Antarctica) ice core suggest that polygonization causes average grain-size to stabilize below 400m depth. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-203
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Glaciology
Issue number137
StatePublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth-Surface Processes


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