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Measurement of Firn Motion by a Magnetic Prospecting Method

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Abstract:

The compaction and flow within névé can be studied by means of magnetized steel tubes buried in vertical pits. The locations of the tubes, their distances from the surface, down to a dcpth of 10 m., and their angles with the vertical can be determined from measurements made with a B.M.Z. magnetometer.

Résumé. On peut suivre Ie tassement et le mouvement du névé à l'aide de tubes d'acier aimanté enfouis dans les trous verticaux. Des mesures avec un magnétomètre B.M.Z. permettent en effet de déterminer très simplement Ie lieu et la profondeur à laquelle se trouvent ces tubes, ainsi que leur angle avec la verticale, jusqu'à une dizaine de mètres de profondeur.

Zusammenfassung. Die Verdichtung und Strömung innerhalb des Firns kann mit Hilfe von magnetisierten Stahlrohren studiert werden, die in vertikale Löcher eingelassen werden. Die Lage der Rohre, ihr Abstand von der Oberfläche bis hinab zu einer Tiefe von 10 m und ihre Neigungswinkel können durch Messungen mit einem B.M.Z. Magnetometer bestimmt werden.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1961

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  • The Journal of Glaciology is published six times per year. It accepts submissions from any discipline related to the study of snow and ice. All articles are peer reviewed. The Journal is included in the ISI Science Citation Index.
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