Accession Number : ADA256301


Title :   Glacier, River and Sea Ice Blister Observations


Descriptive Note : Special rept.


Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH


Personal Author(s) : Kovacs, Austin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256301.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : Ice blister observations made by the author in Greenland, Alaska and Antarctica are discussed. Ice blisters up to 3 m high and tens of meters long were observed on rivers and glaciers as well as on a subsurface glacial pool. Ice blisters observed by other investigators are also discussed, as is ice blister morphology (solid, hollow or water-filled), the processes associated with their formation and their potential as a resource for potable water. Freshwater ice, Ice blisters, River ice, Glacier ice, Ice mounds, Water supply.


Descriptors :   *ICE FORMATION , *WATER SUPPLIES , WATER , MORPHOLOGY , ALASKA , THAWING , SEA ICE , GREENLAND , PERMAFROST , GLACIERS , SUBSURFACE , RIVERS , ICE , CAVITIES , ICE MECHANICS


Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE