The nature and origin of a jokulhlaup near Casey Station, Antarctica

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Abstract

A jokulhlaup event of 6 months duration occurred near Casey Station, Law Dome, Antarctica, in late March (austral autumn) 1985. This was followed by sporadic outbursts during the austral autumn and winter of 1986. The event is the first recorded outburst of water from beneath a cold ice-cap terminus on Law Dome and, to the author's knowledge, in Antarctica. From the results of oxygen-isotope and solute analysis, the water was found to have originated as basal melt water. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-101
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Glaciology
Volume34
Issue number116
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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