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
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