Imperial College London

ProfessorMartinSiegert

Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Co-Director,Grantham Institute forClimate Change&Environment
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 9666m.siegert Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Gosia Gayer +44 (0)20 7594 9666

 
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Location

 

Grantham Directors OfficeSherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Siegert:2017:10.1144/SP461.1,
author = {Siegert, MJ and Bangbing, W and Sun, B and Martin, C and Ferraccioli, F and Steinage, D and Xiangbin, C},
doi = {10.1144/SP461.1},
journal = {Special Publication - Geological Society of London},
title = {Summit of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet underlain by thick ice-crystal fabric layers linked to glacial-interglacial environmental change},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP461.1},
volume = {Special Publications},
year = {2017}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Ice cores in Antarctica and Greenland reveal ice-crystal fabrics that can be softer under simple shear compared with isotropic ice. Due to the sparseness of ice cores in regions away from the ice divide, we currently lack information about the spatial distribution of ice fabrics and its association with ice flow. Radio-wave reflections are influenced by ice-crystal alignments, allowing them to be tracked provided reflections are recorded simultaneously in orthogonal orientations (polarimetric measurements). Here, we image spatial variations in the thickness and extent of ice fabric across Dome A in East Antarctica, by interpreting polarimetric radar data. We identify four prominent fabric units, each several hundred meters thick, extending over hundreds of square km. By tracing internal ice-sheet layering to the Vostok ice core, we are able to determine the approximate depth-age profile at Dome A. The fabric units correlate with glacial-interglacial cycles, most noticeably revealing crystal alignment contrasts between the Eemian and the glacial episodes before and after. The anisotropy within these fabric layers has a spatial pattern determined by ice flow over subglacial topography.
AU - Siegert,MJ
AU - Bangbing,W
AU - Sun,B
AU - Martin,C
AU - Ferraccioli,F
AU - Steinage,D
AU - Xiangbin,C
DO - 10.1144/SP461.1
PY - 2017///
SN - 0305-8719
TI - Summit of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet underlain by thick ice-crystal fabric layers linked to glacial-interglacial environmental change
T2 - Special Publication - Geological Society of London
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP461.1
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/42558
VL - Special Publications
ER -