Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 15, 3507–3521, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3507-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3507–3521, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3507-2021

Research article 28 Jul 2021

Research article | 28 Jul 2021

Acoustic velocity measurements for detecting the crystal orientation fabrics of a temperate ice core

Sebastian Hellmann et al.

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In this study, we analyse whether ultrasonic measurements on ice core samples could be employed to derive information about the particular ice crystal orientation in these samples. We discuss if such ultrasonic scans of ice core samples could provide similarly detailed results as the established methods, which usually destroy the ice samples. Our geophysical approach is minimally invasive and could support the existing methods with additional and (semi-)continuous data points along the ice core.