Present and future Stability of Larsen Ice Shelf (SOLIS)

Adrian Luckman, Daniela Jansen, Bernd Kulessa
Present and future Stability of Larsen Ice Shelf (SOLIS)
This is a Full Scientific Report resulting from NERC Geophysical Equipment Facility Loan 905, principal investigator Dr Adrian Luckman.


This report details initial findings for the second field season to the Larsen C ice shelf for NERC project SOLIS (2008-2011). Data collection was entirely successful and has yielded key findings regarding basal crevasses, that are currently under review in The Cryosphere journal. In addition, work is underway to interpret the signature of marine ice accreted at the base of the ice shelf which is clearly detected in a unique grid of GPR data collected near the ice shelf grounding line. GEF equipment played a vital role in generating these key datasets.