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Listening to Glaciers: Passive hydroacoustics near marine-terminating glaciers

Oceanography

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DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2012.81

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Abstract

The catastrophic breakup of the Larsen B Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea in 2002 paints a vivid portrait of the effects of glacier-climate interactions. This event, along with other unexpected episodes of rapid mass loss from marine-terminating glaciers (i.e., tidewater glaciers, outlet glaciers, ice streams, ice shelves) sparked intensified study of the boundaries where marine-terminating glaciers interact with the ocean. These dynamic and dangerous boundaries require creative methods of observation and measurement. Toward this effort, we take advantage of the exceptional sound-propagating properties of seawater to record and interpret sounds generated at these glacial ice-ocean boundaries from distances safe for instrument deployment and operation.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Listening to Glaciers: Passive hydroacoustics near marine-terminating glaciers
Series title:
Oceanography
DOI:
10.5670/oceanog.2012.81
Volume
25
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oceanography Society
Publisher location:
Rockville, MD
Contributing office(s):
Alaska Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Oceanography
First page:
104
Last page:
105