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Ice velocities of the Lambert Glacier from static GPS observations


Hurd, R and Coleman, R and Morgan, PJ and King, MA, Ice velocities of the Lambert Glacier from static GPS observations, Earth Planets and Space, 52, (11) pp. 1031-1036. ISSN 1343-8832 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1186/BF03352326


Between 1988 and 1995, five seasons of Global Positioning System (GPS) data were collected at seventy-three locations near the 2500 metre contour of the Lambert Glacier Drainage Basin (LGB). These data have been processed using GAMIT/GlobK software to determine surface velocities at the surveyed sites. Results show that velocities along the traverse route vary between 0.5 ma-1 and 63 ma-1 with the location of the major outlet glaciers inside the LGB clearly identifiable within the data. A subset of the LGB GPS data has been studied to investigate an efficient method for determination of ice velocities at remote sites within a single field season. Results from this study have shown that ice velocities within 2% of the long-term estimate may be determined using two to four hour GPS site occupations separated in time by a minimum of forty days. Copy right© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geophysics
Research Field:Geodesy
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Social impacts of climate change and variability
UTAS Author:Hurd, R (Dr Rachael Hurd)
UTAS Author:Coleman, R (Professor Richard Coleman)
UTAS Author:King, MA (Professor Matt King)
ID Code:19973
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:33
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2001-04-11

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