Basal Zone of the West Antarctic Ice Streams and its Role in Lubrication of Their Rapid Motion

  1. Richard B. Alley and
  2. Robert A. Bindschadle
  1. Barclay Kamb

Published Online: 16 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR077p0157

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Behavior and Environment

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Behavior and Environment

How to Cite

Kamb, B. (2001) Basal Zone of the West Antarctic Ice Streams and its Role in Lubrication of Their Rapid Motion, 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/AR077p0157

Author Information

  1. Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

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

  • Observational Methods and Study Sites

  • Physical Conditions in the Basal Zone

  • Basal Materials and Structure

  • Basal Sliding Vs. Till Deformation

  • Till Strength and Rheology

  • Basal Water System

  • Comparison of Ice Stream C With Ice Streams B And D