Airborne radio-echo sounding (RES) measurements of surface elevation, bed topography and ice thickness were made across the Bailey/Slessor region of East Antarctica. The primary objective of this research was to investigate the newly discovered complex flow in a region of the interior of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. To do this, the surface, englacial and basal flow regime of a region of complex flow associated with the upper part of the Bailey/Slessor glacier system was investigated using 150 MHz airborne radio-echo sounding (RES) equipment mounted on the airborne survey Twin Otter aircraft. The effective along track sampling interval = 25 m and across track spacing = 40 km.
BEDMAP, East Antarctic Ice Sheet, SAR interferometry, Synthetic Aperture Radar, airbone radio-echo sounding, complex flow
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|Name||Prof Jonathan Bamber|
|Organisation||University of Bristol|
|Name||Dr David Rippin|
|Organisation||University of York|
|Name||Prof Martin Siegert|
|Organisation||University of Edinburgh|
|Name||Prof David Vaughan|
|Organisation||British Antarctic Survey|
|Organisation||British Antarctic Survey|
|Reference:||Bamber, Ferraccioli, Joughin, Shepherd, Rippin, Siegert & Vaughan. 2006. East Antarctic ice stream tributary underlain by major sedimentary basin. Geology, 34, 33-36, doi: 10.1130/G22160.1.
Rippin et al. 2006. Basal conditions beneath enhanced-flow tributaries of Slessor Glacier, East Antarctica. J. Glaciol., 52(179), 481-490; doi: 10.3189/172756506781828467.
Rippin et al. 2006. Switch-off of a major enhanced ice flow unit in East Antarctica. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L15501, doi:10.1029/2006GL026648.
Rippin et al. 2004. The role of ice thickness & bed properties on the dynamics of the enhanced flow tributaries of Bailey Ice Stream & Slessor Glacier, East Antarctica. Ann. Glaciol., 39, 366-372, doi: 10.3189/172756404781814375.
Rippin et al. 2003. Basal topography & ice flow in the Bailey/Slessor region of East Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res., 108(F1), 6008, doi:10.1029/2003JF000039.
Rippin, Siegert & Bamber. 2003. The englacial stratigraphy of Wilkes Land, East Antarctica, as revealed by internal radio-echo sounding layering, & its relationship with balance velocities. Ann. Glaciol., 36, 189-196, doi: 10.3189/172756403781816356.
Shepherd, T. Bamber, J.L. & Ferraccioli. 2006. Subglacial geology in Coats Land, East Antarctica, revealed by airborne magnetics and radar sounding. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 244 (1-2), 323-335.
Bamber, J.L., Ferraccioli, F., Joughin, I., Rippin, D., Shepherd, T., M. Siegert, M.J. & Vaughan, D.G. 2006. East Antarctic ice stream tributary underlain by major sedimentary basin. Geology. 34(1), 33-36.
Rippin 4-6 Oct 08. Methods for Assessing Basal Roughness from Antarctic Radio Echo Sounding Data, and Implications for Ice Dynamics. UK-Japan Frontiers of Science Symposium, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science & The Royal Society. [poster]*
Rippin. 9-13 Jun. 08. Methods for assessing basal roughness from Antarctic radio-echo sounding data, & implications for ice dynamics. IGS Symposium on Radioglaciology & its Applications, Madrid, Spain. [poster]*
Bamber, Ferraccioli, Rippin, Shepherd, Siegert, Vaughan & Corr. 14-15 Sept. 05. Controls on enhanced flow in Bailey Ice Stream & Slessor Glacier, East Antarctica. IGS-BB, Newcastle, UK. [talk]
Rippin et al. 2-3 Oct. 03. Controls on enhanced flow in Bailey Ice Stream & Slessor Glacier, East Antarctica. Antarctic Funding Initiative 2nd Workshop, Cambridge, UK. [talk]*
Rippin et al. 15-16 Sept. 03. Controls on enhanced flow in the tributaries of Bailey Ice Stream & Slessor Glacier, East Antarctica. IGS-BB, Belfast, N. Ireland. [talk]*
Rippin et al. 25-29 Aug. 03. Basal topography & ice flow in the Bailey/Slessor region of East Antarctica. (IGS) 7th Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology, Milan, Italy. [talk]*
Rippin Bamber, Siegert, & Vaughan. 24 Sept. 02. Investigation of enhanced flow in East Antarctica. Antarctic Funding Initiative 1st Workshop, Cambridge. [talk]*
Rippin, Siegert & Bamber. 10-14 Jun. 02. The englacial stratigraphy of Wilkes Land, East Antarctica, as revealed by internal radio-echo sounding layering, & its relationship with balance velocities. IGS Symposium on Fast Glacier Flow, Yakutat, Alaska, USA. [talk]*
Rippin, Bamber, Siegert, & Vaughan. Sept 01. Investigation of complex flow in East Antarctica. IGS-BB, Cambridge, UK. [talk]
AFI 02/65 - Investigation of widespread enhanced flow in the interior of the Antarctic ice sheet
|Detailed Location||Bailey/Slessor region of East Antarctica|
|Distribution Size||~2 MB|
|Fees||See Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Data Policy|
|Data Storage:||These data are managed by BAS.|
|Access Constraints:||Requests for data can be made via the UK Polar Data Centre (UK PDC) at BAS.|
|Use Constraints:||Data released under Open Government Licence V3.0: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/|