Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Research article
18 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 18 Nov 2016

Monitoring the temperature-dependent elastic and anelastic properties in isotropic polycrystalline ice using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy

Matthew J. Vaughan, Kasper van Wijk, David J. Prior, and M. Hamish Bowman


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AR by Matthew Vaughan on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2016)  Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (23 Oct 2016) by Olaf Eisen
AR by Matthew Vaughan on behalf of the Authors (27 Oct 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The physical properties of ice are of interest in the study of the dynamics of sea ice, glaciers, and ice sheets. We used resonant ultrasound spectroscopy to estimate the effects of temperature on the elastic and anelastic characteristics of polycrystalline ice, which control the propagation of sound waves. This information helps calibrate seismic data, in order to determine regional-scale ice properties, improving our ability to predict ice sheet behaviour in response to climate change.