Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Research article
16 Dec 2016
Research article |  | 16 Dec 2016

Critical investigation of calculation methods for the elastic velocities in anisotropic ice polycrystals

Agnès Maurel, Jean-François Mercier, and Maurine Montagnat


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Agnes Maurel on behalf of the Authors (20 May 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 May 2016) by Olaf Eisen
RR by Anja Diez (06 Jun 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Jun 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Jun 2016) by Olaf Eisen
Short summary
Crystallographic texture evolution with depth along ice cores can be evaluated using borehole sonic logging measurements. These measurements provide the velocities of elastic waves that depend on the ice polycrystal anisotropy and can further be related to the ice texture. To do so, elastic velocities need to be inverted from a modeling approach that relate elastic velocities to ice texture. The present paper presents a critical analysis of the different methods used for the inversion.