Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 15, 303–324, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-303-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 303–324, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-303-2021

Research article 22 Jan 2021

Research article | 22 Jan 2021

Full crystallographic orientation (c and a axes) of warm, coarse-grained ice in a shear-dominated setting: a case study, Storglaciären, Sweden

Morgan E. Monz et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (03 Sep 2020) by Olivier Gagliardini
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Nov 2020) by Olivier Gagliardini
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Nov 2020) by Olivier Gagliardini
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ED: Publish as is (02 Dec 2020) by Olivier Gagliardini
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Short summary
We present full crystallographic orientations of warm, coarse-grained ice deformed in a shear setting, enabling better characterization of how crystals in glacial ice preferentially align as ice flows. A commonly noted c-axis pattern, with several favored orientations, may result from bias due to overcounting large crystals with complex 3D shapes. A new sample preparation method effectively increases the sample size and reduces bias, resulting in a simpler pattern consistent with the ice flow.