Geologic Controls on the Initiation of Rapid Basal Motion for West Antarctic Ice Streams: A Geophysical Perspective Including New Airborne Radar Sounding and Laser Altimetry Results

  1. Richard B. Alley and
  2. Robert A. Bindschadle
  1. D. D. Blankenship1,
  2. D. L. Morse1,
  3. C. A. Finn2,
  4. R. E. Bell3,
  5. M. E. Peters1,
  6. S. D. Kempf1,
  7. S. M. Hodge4,
  8. M. Studinger3,
  9. J. C. Behrendt5 and
  10. J. M. Brozena6

Published Online: 16 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR077p0105

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Behavior and Environment

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Behavior and Environment

How to Cite

Blankenship, D. D., Morse, D. L., Finn, C. A., Bell, R. E., Peters, M. E., Kempf, S. D., Hodge, S. M., Studinger, M., Behrendt, J. C. and Brozena, J. M. (2001) Geologic Controls on the Initiation of Rapid Basal Motion for West Antarctic Ice Streams: A Geophysical Perspective Including New Airborne Radar Sounding and Laser Altimetry Results, in The West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Behavior and Environment (eds R. B. Alley and R. A. Bindschadle), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR077p0105

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

  2. 2

    U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    U.S. Geological Survey, Tacoma, Washington

  5. 5

    Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

  6. 6

    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909578

Online ISBN: 9781118668320

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Keywords:

  • Ice sheets—Antarctica

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Ross Embayment as a Geological Framework for RBM

  • Seismic Evidence for Possible Geological Control on RBM in the Sere

  • Aerogeophysical Evidence for Possible Geological Control on RBM in the Sere

  • Conclusions

  • Appendix