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Correction Factor for Accumulation Measured by the Thickness of the Annual Layers in an Ice Sheet

  • J. F. Nye (a1)
Abstract

The annual layers in an ice sheet become thinner by plastic deformation, and measurements of annual accumulation by the examination of cores therefore need correction. A simple correction factor is derived.

Résumé

Les couches annuelles dans un ice-sheet deviennent plus minces par suite de déformations plastiques et les mesures de l’accumulation annuelle par l’examen des carottes nécessitent donc une correction. On en déduit un facteur simple de correction.

Zusammenfassung

Die Jahresschichten in einer Eistafel werden infolge plastischer Deformation dünner. Messungen des Jahresauftrages an Eiskernen bedürfen daher einer Korrektur. Ein einfacher Korrekturfaktor wird hergeleitet.

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