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Seismic Events in Glaciers

Presents seismic events in glaciers
Describes two groups of quakes: typical icequakes and ice vibrations
Discusses the problem of climate change

Series: Geoplanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences

By: Marek Górski (Author)

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Aug 2013 | #207610 | ISBN-13: 9783642318504
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About this book

The occurrence of seismic events in glaciers has been an issue in the scientific literature since the early 1950s, following Seismic Events in Glaciers about icequakes in Baffin Island. Targeted seismological studies were undertaken by the Polish Expedition to Spitsbergen in 1962 and then continued at various glaciers in the Arctic, Antarctic and the Alps.

The author of Seismic Events in Glaciers has been engaged in the project since 1970; he designed the layout of observations and instrumentation. The quakes he observed were categorized into two groups: typical seismic events called icequakes, and relatively long-period events named ice vibrations. In the case of icequakes, the space-time distributions and focal parameters were determined. In the case of ice vibrations, a spectral analysis was made.

The present book, Seismic Events in Glaciers, is a synthesis of the results obtained. There are reports that the number of seismic events in glaciers has recently grown, which may be related to changing geometry of glaciers due to changing thermal conditions.


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