GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences

Seismic Events in Glaciers

Authors: Górski, Marek

  • Solely devoted to seismic events in glaciers
  • Gives thorough information about temporal activity of the glacier 
  • Touches upon the timely problem of climate change 
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About this book

The occurrence of seismic events in glaciers has been an issue in the scientific literature since the early 1950s, following the report about icequakes in Baffin Island. Targeted seismological studies were undertaken by the Polish Expedition to Spitsbergen in 1962 and then continued at various glaciers in the Arctic, Antarctic and the Alps. The author of the book has been engaged in the project since 1970; he designed the layout of observations and instrumentation. The quakes he observed were categorized into two groups: typical seismic events called icequakes, and relatively long-period events named ice vibrations. In the case of icequakes, the space-time distributions and focal parameters were determined. In the case of ice vibrations, a spectral analysis was made. The present book is a synthesis of the results obtained. There are reports that the number of seismic events in glaciers has recently grown, which may be related to changing geometry of glaciers due to changing thermal conditions.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Scope of the Book

    Górski, Marek

    Pages 1-4

  • Polish Polar Station in Hornsund, Spitsbergen

    Górski, Marek

    Pages 5-15

  • Seismological Measurements: Icequakes and Icevibrations

    Górski, Marek

    Pages 17-32

  • Seismic Wave Velocities in the Hans Glacier, Spitsbergen

    Górski, Marek

    Pages 33-38

  • Spatial Distribution of Icequakes in the Hans Glacier

    Górski, Marek

    Pages 39-44

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  • ISBN 978-3-662-50965-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seismic Events in Glaciers
Authors
Series Title
GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31851-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31851-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31850-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50965-4
Series ISSN
2190-5193
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 99
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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