Measured velocities and ice flow in Wilkes Land, Antarctica

N. W. Young, I. D. Goodwin, N. W J Hazelton, R. J. Thwaites

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Abstract

Ice velocity, surface elevation, and ice thickness were measured along oversnow traverse routes in the sector of Wilkes Land, East Antarctica, bounded by long. 93° and 131°E, and the coast and lat. 75°S. The velocity measurements show that the ice flow varies smoothly in both direction and magnitude over a distance scale of at least 20 times the ice thickness, and that it is in the direction of the surface slope averaged over a similar distance scale. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-197
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Glaciology
Volume12
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Young, N. W., Goodwin, I. D., Hazelton, N. W. J., & Thwaites, R. J. (1989). Measured velocities and ice flow in Wilkes Land, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, 12, 192-197.