Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 14, 2103–2114, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2103-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 2103–2114, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2103-2020

Research article 30 Jun 2020

Research article | 30 Jun 2020

Large-scale englacial folding and deep-ice stratigraphy within the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Neil Ross et al.

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Using airborne ice-penetrating radar we investigated the physical properties and structure of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Ice deep beneath the Institute Ice Stream has prominent layers with physical properties distinct from those around them and which are heavily folded like geological layers. In turn, these folds influence the present-day flow of the ice sheet, with implications for how computer models are used to simulate ice sheet flow and behaviour in a warming world.