Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 10, 2821–2829, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2821-2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 2821–2829, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2821-2016

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 et al.

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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.