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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


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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.