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Annals of Glaciology
Volume 3

Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology

held in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.,
7-12 September 1981
Cover: Annals Vol. 3

Editor: C.M.W. Swithinbank

Contents

1
Introductory remarks
Dr Colin B.B. Bull

3
Address of welcome to the participants in the third international symposium on Antarctic glaciology: opening address
Dr Edward H. Jennings

5
Third international symposium on Antarctic glaciology: opening adrress
Dr Edward P. Todd

7-11
Polar firn densification and grain growth
Richard B. Alley, John F. Bolzan and Ian M. Whillans

12-16
Seasonal variations in the surface energy exchanges over Antarctica sea ice and coastal waters
I. Allison, C.M. Tivendale, G.J. Akerman, J.M. Tann and R.H. Wills

17-22
Isotope climatic record over the last 2.5 ka from Dome C, Antarctica, ice cores
J.P. Benoist, J. Jouzel, C. Lorius, L. Merlivat and M. Pourchet

23-26
The NOAA-6 satellite mosaic of Antarctica: a progress report
Craig P. Berg, Donald R. Wiesnet and Richard Legeckis

27-31
Late Glacial input of eolian continental dust in the Dome C ice core: additional evidence from individual microparticle analysis
M. Briat, A. Royer, J.R. Petit and C. Lorius

32-35
Satellite altimeter results over East Antarctica
R.L. Brooks

36-41
Results from the Amery Ice Shelf Project
W.F. Budd, M.J. Corry and T.H. Jacka

42-49
Large-scale numerical modelling of the Antarctic ice sheet
W.F. Budd and I.N. Smith

50-53
Studies of the Antarctic and present-day concepts of global glaciation
O.P. Chizhov and V.M. Kotlyakov

54-58
Radiative transfer modeling of microwave emission and dependence on firn properties
J.C. Comiso, H.J. Zwally and J.L. Saba

59-64
Driving stresses in the Antarctic ice sheet
A.P.R. Cooper, N.F. McIntyre and G.de Q. Robin

65-70
Pine Island Glacier and its drainage basin: results from radio-echo sounding
R.D. Crabtree and C.S.M. Doake

71-76
Gas-derived aerosol in central Antarctic snow and ice: the case of suplhuric and nitric acids
Robert J. Delmas, Jean-Marc Barnola and Michel Legrand

77-82
State of balance of the ice sheet in the Antarctic Peninsula
C.S.M. Doake

83-91
Measured properties of the Antarctic ice sheet: surface configuration, ice thickness, volume and bedrock characteristics
D.J. Drewry, S.R. Jordan and E. Jankowski

92-95
Mechanical behaviour of Antarctic ice
P. Duval and H. le Gac

96-102
Techniques for thermal conductivity measurements in Antarctica
Richard E. Ewing, Richard S. Falk, John F. Bolzan and Ian M. Whillans

103-106
Finite element analysis of calving from ice fronts
James L. Fastook and William F. Schmidt

107-112
Possible causes of the variation in microparticle concentration in an ice core from Mizuho Station, Antarctica
Yoshiyuki Fujii and Tetsuo Ohata

113-117
Physical and structural characteristics of Antarctic sea ice
A.J. Gow, S.F. Ackley, W.F. Weeks and J.W. Govoni

118-124
A comparison of ice fabrics and textures at Camp Century, Greenland and Byrd Station, Antarctica
Susan L. Herron and Chester C. Langway Jr.

125-130
On modeling the Weddell Sea pack ice
W.D. Hibler III and S.F. Ackley

131-137
Dynamics of Erebus Glacier tongue
G. Holdsworth

138-145
Did the West Antarctic ice sheet create the East Antarctic ice sheet?
T.J. Hughes

146-151
On the disintegration of ice shelves: the role of thinning
T.J. Hughes

152-155
On the joint interpretation of total gas contents and stable isotope ratios in ice cores
D. Jenssen and U. Radok

156-159
Large-scale investigations of the deformation behaviour of layers of ice shelves
Hans L. Jessberger and Rudolf Dörr

160-165
Glaciological investigations in the frontal zone of the Filchner and Ronne ice shelves
H. Kohnen

166-171
The brine zone in the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica
A. Kovacs, A.J. Gow and J. Cragin

172-177
The volcanic record of Antarctic ice cores: preliminary results and potential for future investigations
P. Kyle, J. Palais and R. Delmas

178-183
Oceanographic observations from George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula
P.W. Lennon, J. Loynes, J.G. Paren and J.R. Potter

184-188
Antarctic ice elevation maps from balloon altimetry
Nadav Levanon

189-194
Numerical modeling of ice-shelf motion
D.R. MacAyeal and R.H. Thomas

195-198
Electrical behaviour of Antarctic ice and radio echo layers in ice sheets
M. Maccagnan and P. Duval

199-203
Acidity levels in ice sheets from radio echo-sounding
D.H.M. Millar

204-210
Outlet glacier and mass-budget studies in Enderby, Kemp and Mac. Robertson lands, Antarctica
V.I. Morgan, T.H. Jacka, G.J. Akerman and A.L. Clarke

211-215
Microparticle analysis of the Ross Ice Shelf Q-13 core and preliminary results from the J-9 core
Ellen Mosley-Thompson and Lonnie G. Thompson

216-221
Radio echo determination of basal roughness characteristics on the Ross Ice Shelf
C.S. Neal

222-226
Structural studies of bare ice near the Allan Hills, Victoria Land, Antarctica: a mechanism of meteorite concentration
Fumihiko Nishio, Nobuhiko Azuma, Akira Higashi and John O. Annexstad

227-232
Atmospheric CO2 content in the past deduced from ice core analyses
H. Oeschger, B. Stauffer, A. Neftel, J. Schwander and R. Zumbrunn

233-238
Present-day glaciation in the South Shetland Islands
Olav Orheim and L.S. Govorukha

239-242
Snow stratigraphic studies at Dome C, East Antarctica: an investigation of depositional and diagenetic processes
J.M. Palais, I.M. Whillans and C. Bull

243-248
Nitrate fluctuations in Antarctic snow and firn: potential sources and mechanisms of formation
Bruce C. Parker, Edward J. Zeller and Anthony J. Gow

249-254
Interannual sea-ice variations and sea-ice/atmosphere interactions in the Southern Ocean, 1973-1975
Claire L. Parkinson and Donald J. Cavalieri

255-259
Recent variations in heavy metal concentrations in firn and air from the Antarctic Peninsula
D.A. Peel and E.W. Wolff

260-264
Glacier inventory of James Ross and Vega Islands, Antarctic Peninsula
Jorge Rabassa, Pedro Skvarca, Luis Bertani and Elizabeth Mazzoni

265-268
Gas extraction from polar ice cores: a critical issue for studying the evolution of atmospheric CO2 and ice-sheet surface elevation
D. Raynaud, D. Delmas, J.M. Ascencio and M. Legrand

269-273
Air content of the Byrd core and past changes in the West Antarctic ice sheet
D. Raynaud and I.M. Whillans

274-278
Preliminary investigations on accumulation at the Filchner/Ronne ice shelves and Atka Bay
O. Reinwarth, W. Rauert, W. Stichler and H. Moser

279-283
Electrical resistivity of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula
John M. Reynolds

284-289
Analysis of a 870 m deep temperature profile at Dome C
Catherine Ritz, Louis Lliboutry and Claude Rado

290-294
Flow of ice sheets in the vicinity of subglacial peaks
G.de Q. Robin and D.H.M. Millar

295-299
Dynamic behaviour of Rutford Ice Stream
S.N. Stephenson and C.S.M. Doake

300-306
Spatial distribution of microparticles with Antarctic snow-fall
Lonnie G. Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson

307-311
Anomalous behaviour of Antarctic ice cores studied by electrical and mechanical damping measurements
R. Vassoille, J. Perez, J. Tatibouet, P. Duval and M. Maccagnan

312-315
Radio echo-sounding of Shirase Glacier and the Yamato Mountains area
Makoto Wada, Takashi Yamanouchi and Shinji Mae

316-320
Subglacial water flow under ice streams and West Antarctic ice-sheet stability
J. Weertman and G.E. Birchfield

321-326
Landsat images and mosaics of Antarctica for mapping and glaciological studies
Richard S. Williams Jr., Jane G. Ferrigno, Tina M. Kent and James W. Schoonmaker Jr.

327-332
The radiation budget at Mizuho Station, Antarctica, 1979
Takashi Yamanouchi, Makoto Wada, Shinji Mae, Sadao Kawaguchi and Kou Kusunoki

333-338
Accumulation distribution in the IAGP area, Antarctica: 90° E-150° E
N.W. Young, M. Pourchet, V.M. Kotlyakov, P.A. Korolev and M.B. Dyurgerov

339
Abstract
The unsteady state of the Ross Ice Shelf
Charles R. Bentley

339
Abstract
Seismic investigations of the firn-ice structure at Dome C, East Antarctica
Donald D. Blankenship, Roger M. Gassett and Charles R. Bentley

340
Abstract
Implications for the Late Wisconsin-Holocene extent of the West Antarctic ice sheet from regional free-air gravity anomalies in the Ross embayment
Larry L. Greischar and Charles R. Bentley

340
Abstract
A preliminary model of Holocene retreat and thinning of Ice Stream E, West Antarctica
Craig S. Lingle and Charles R. Bentley

341
Abstract
Field studies of bottom crevasses in the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Kenneth C. Jezek and Charles R. Bentley

341
Abstract
Radar studies of internal layers and bottom topography at Dome C, East Antarctica
Kenneth C. Jezek, Sion Shabtaie and Charles R. Bentley

342
Abstract
Measurement of radio wave velocities in the firn zones of polar ice sheets
Sion Shabtaie and Charles R. Bentley

342
Abstract
Deep geoelectric and radar soundings at Dome C, East Antarctica
Sion Shabtaie, Franz Thyssen and Charles R. Bentley

343
Abstract
Structure of the energy balance in the ice sheet-atmosphere system as an index of Antarctic glaciation
V.G. Aver'yanov

343
Abstract
The heat regime of the central parts of the Antarctic ice sheet with changing climate
V.R. Barbash and I.A. Zotikov

344
Abstract
The East Antarctic ice sheet: the problem of palaeoglaciological reconstruction
V.I. Bardin

344
Abstract
The vertical structure of the Antarctic ice sheet and palaeoclimatic interpretation of the data
Ye Korotkevich, V.N. Petrov, N.I. Barkov and V.Ya Lipenkov

345
Abstract
Geocryological zones of Antarctica
B.I. Vtyurin

345
Abstract
Glacier fluctuations in George VI Sound area, West Antarctica
C.M. Clapperton and D.E. Sugden

346
Abstract
Absolute movements, mass balance, and snow temperatures of the Riiser-Larsenisen
Yngvar Gjessing and Bjørn Wold

346
Abstract
Ice flow along an IAGP flow line, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
N.W. Young, D. Sheehy and T. Hamley

347
Abstract
Climatic and chemical studies in James Ross Island snow (Antarctic Peninsula)
A. Aristarain, M. Briat, R. Delmas, M. Pourchet and J. Jouzel

348
Abstract
Energy balance at the surface of the ice sheet in the coastal area of Adélie Land, Antarctica
P.-L. Blaix, D. Delaunay and A. Poggi

348
Abstract
Some evidence of long-distance transport, local sources and fractionation between air and snow for metallic aerosols deposited in Antarctic snows since the 1880s
P. Buat-Menard and C. Boutron

349
Abstract
Derived characteristics of the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
R.H. Thomas and D.R. MacAyeal

349
Abstract
The importance of pressurized subglacial water in separation and sliding at the glacier bed
Robert Bindschadler

350
Abstract
A time-dependent model of an ice dome-ice stream-ice shelf system: preliminary results
Robert Bindschadler and Robert Gore

350
Abstract
Analysis of interannual changes in Antarctic sea-ice cover using passive microwave observations
H.J. Zwally, J.C. Comiso, C.L. Parkinson, F.D. Carsey, W.J. Campbell and P. Gloersen

351
Abstract
Ice-sheet surface topography from Seasat radar altimetry
H.J. Zwally, R. Bindschadler, R.H. Thomas and Tom Martin

352
Abstract
Estimation of precipitation and accumulation for the IAGP area from rawinsonde data
D.H. Bromwich

352
Abstract
Control exerted by sea-ice extent over oxygen isotope ratios in coastal Antarctic precipitation
Clark Weaver and David H. Bromwich

353
Abstract
Photogrammetric investigation of Byrd Glacier surface lowering
Henry H. Brecher

353
Abstract
The effect of crevassing on the radiative absorptance of a glacier surface
Tad Pfeffer

354
Abstract
Antarctic anion glaciochemistry
Michael M. Herron

354
Abstract
Mechanical testing of fresh ice core
H. Shoji and C.C. Langway Jr.

355
Abstract
Temperate ice beneath the "polar" Taylor Glacier, Victoria Land, Antarctica
P.H. Robinson

355
Abstract
Radio echo-sounding of Riiser-Larsenisen
Olav Orheim

356
Abstract
Spectral radiation modeling for the Antarctic Plateau: effects of clouds, ozone and CO2 on the radiation budget
Stephen G. Warren and Warren J. Wiscombe

357
Abstract
Iceberg response to sea state
Olav Orheim, Peter Wadhams and Monica Kristensen

359-361
General discussion
W.F. Budd