The Ross Ice Shelf: Glaciology and Geophysics

The Ross Ice Shelf: Glaciology and Geophysics

Editor(s): Charles R. Bentley, Dennis E. Hayes

Published Online: 16 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875901954

Online ISBN: 9781118664735

DOI: 10.1029/AR042

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 42.

By the end of the 1960s the Ross Ice Shelf was already one of the better explored regions in Antarctica, yet glaciological and geophysical measurements had been limited largely to studies at Little America, the International Geophysical Year traverse lop around the shelf, and an L-shaped movement survey. Consequently, when plans were being made for drilling an access hole to the ocean beneath the interior of the shelf, it was decided to conduct an airlifted survey covering the entire ice shelf: the Ross Ice Shelf Geophysical and Glaciological Curvey (RIGGS).

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