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dc.contributor.author Glasser, Neil F.
dc.contributor.author Hambrey, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-09T11:39:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-09T11:39:36Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-09
dc.identifier.citation Glasser , N F & Hambrey , M J 2011 , ' delta D-delta O-18 relationships on a polythermal valley glacier: Midtre Lovenbreen, Svalbard ' Polar Research , vol 21 , no. 1 , pp. 123-131 . , 10.1111/j.1751-8369.2002.tb00071.x en
dc.identifier.issn 1751-8369
dc.identifier.other PURE: 170570
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7568
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7568
dc.description Glasser, N. F., Hambrey, M. J. (2002). delta D-delta O-18 relationships on a polythermal valley glacier: Midtre Lovenbreen, Svalbard. Polar Research, 21 (1), 123-131. en
dc.description.abstract This paper outlines the results of stable isotope (deltaD-delta(18)O) analysis of snow and glacier ice undertaken as part of a larger study concerning structural glaciology, debris entrainment and debris transport patterns at Midtre Lovenbreen, Svalbard. Samples of fresh snow were collected from the glacier surface in spring 1999 and samples of surface glacier ice and basal ice samples were collected in summer 1999. When plotted on bivariate co-isotopic diagrams (deltaD-delta(18)O), the slopes obtained for snow and unmodified glacier ice (6.4 and 6.9, respectively) are less steep than those for the basal ice layer and transverse ice layers on the ice surface (7.6 and 7.7, respectively). The difference in the slope of these lines is not statistically significant at the sample size (50) used in this study. The results indicate that although stable isotope analysis clearly has potential for studies of debris entrainment, transport and structural glaciology, difficulties remain with applying this technique. It is therefore not possible to apply these isotopic techniques to ice facies of unknown origins. In particular, large sample numbers are required to establish statistical differences and high-resolution sampling of specific ice facies may be necessary to establish isotopic differences. en
dc.format.extent 9 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Polar Research en
dc.title delta D-delta O-18 relationships on a polythermal valley glacier: Midtre Lovenbreen, Svalbard en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-8369.2002.tb00071.x
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Centre for Glaciology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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