Temperature Sensing of Ice Shelves

DISTRIBUTED TEMPERATURE SENSING OF ANTARCTIC
ICE SHELVES AND CAVITIES
(National Science Foundation)

tylercamp2tylerdrillThis is a collaborative project with New York University and the Ohio State University to measure sub-ice shelf ocean temperatures and ocean dynamics. Ice shelf dynamics and melting are currently challenging to measure, with no continuous monitoring system yet designed to function over-winter.  Using low power DTS systems and novel hot-point drilling methods, we successfully deployed an over-winter set of moorings beneath the McMurdo Ice Shelf.

Published research on the topic:

Stern, A., S. Tyler, V. Zagarodnov, M. Dinnimin and D. Holland. Mode three intrusion of warm surface water beneath the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica. 2013. Jour. Geophys. Research-Oceans. DOI: 10.1002/2013JC008842.

Tyler, S.W., W., D. Holland, V. Zagorodnov, A. Stern, C. Sladek, S. Kobs, W. White, F. Suárez and J. Bryenton. Using Distributed Temperature Sensors to monitor an Antarctic ice shelf and sub-ice shelf cavity. 2013. Jour. Of Glaciology. DOI: 10.3189/2013JoG12J207.

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