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Title: Chemical fractionation of brine in the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Authors: National Science Foundation (U.S.). Division of Polar Programs
Cragin, James H.
Gow, A. J. (Anthony Jack)
Kovacs, Austin
Keywords: Antarctic regions
Brine zone
Chemical fractionation
Ice break-out
McMurdo Ice Shelf
Sea ice
Sulfate precipitation
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 83-6.
Description: CRREL Report
Partial Abstract: During the austral summers of 1976-77 and 1978-79, several ice cores were taken from the McMurdo Ice Shelf brine zone to investigate its thermal, physical and chemical properties. This brine zone consists of a series of superimposed brine layers (waves) that originate at the seaward edge of the ice shelf and migrate at various rates, depending upon their age and position in the ice shelf. NOTE: The remainder of the abstract contained chemical equations that are difficult for this system to render. The downloaded file will contain those equations.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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