The Identification and Physiographical Setting of Antarctic Subglacial Lakes: An Update Based on Recent Discoveries

  1. Martin J. Siegert and
  2. Mahlon C. Kennicutt II
  1. Andrew Wright and
  2. Martin J. Siegert

Published Online: 25 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118670354.ch2

Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments

Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments

How to Cite

Wright, A. and Siegert, M. J. (2011) The Identification and Physiographical Setting of Antarctic Subglacial Lakes: An Update Based on Recent Discoveries, in Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments (eds M. J. Siegert and M. C. Kennicutt), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1002/9781118670354.ch2

Author Information

  1. Grant Institute, School Of Geosciences, University Of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Uk

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904825

Online ISBN: 9781118670354

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Keywords:

  • Subglacial lakes–Antarctica–History;
  • Subglacial lakes–Antarctica–Discovery and exploration;
  • Subglacial lakes–Polar regions–History;
  • Subglacial lakes–Polar regions–Discovery and exploration;
  • Aquatic ecology–Antarctica;
  • Antarctic;
  • subglacial;
  • hydrology;
  • topography;
  • radioechosounding;
  • lakes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Discovery, Identification, and Characterization of Subglacial Lakes

  • Geographical Distribution, Dimensions, and Relation to Topographic and Glaciological Setting

  • Subglacial Lake Classification, Basal Hydrology, and Ice Flow

  • Discussion and Summary