Accession Number : AD0748399

Title :   Fast Ice Dynamics in the Mirny Area (O Dinamike Pripaya v Raione Mirnogo),

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Dubrovin,L. I. ; Savatyugin,L. M.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The paper describes fast ice deformations in the region of the Russian Antarctic Research Support Station, Mirny. It appears to be the result of extensive measurements and observations conducted in the field and describes some phenomena only seldom reported elsewhere. The authors observed plastic compressional deformations of the fast ice sheet. A detailed description of certain re-occurring fast ice deformation patterns is given. The work was justified by the need to travel and move loads from ship to shore over many kilometers of deformed fast ice. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GLACIERS, DEFORMATION), (*ANTARCTIC REGIONS, ICE), THICKNESS, CRACKS, ICE ISLANDS, STORMS, SNOW, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, USSR

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE