Vostok Subglacial Lake: A Review of Geophysical Data Regarding Its Discovery and Topographic Setting

  1. Martin J. Siegert and
  2. Mahlon C. Kennicutt II
  1. Martin J. Siegert1,
  2. Sergey Popov2 and
  3. Michael Studinger3

Published Online: 25 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118670354.ch4

Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments

Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments

How to Cite

Siegert, M. J., Popov, S. and Studinger, M. (2011) Vostok Subglacial Lake: A Review of Geophysical Data Regarding Its Discovery and Topographic Setting, in Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments (eds M. J. Siegert and M. C. Kennicutt), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1002/9781118670354.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    School Of Geosciences, University Of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Uk

  2. 2

    Polar Marine Geosurvey Expedition St. Petersburg, Russia

  3. 3

    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Of Columbia University Palisades, New York, USA

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;
  • Antarctica;
  • radioechosounding;
  • seismics;
  • subglacial;
  • hydrology;
  • icecore

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Discovery of Vostok Subglacial Lake, 1960s–1990s

  • Recent Geophysical Campaigns

  • Geophysics Results

  • Physical Processes in the Lake

  • Summary