Movement Vector and Strain Rate Determination

Schriftenreihe
des Instituts für Geodäsie

Heft 50/1997


 
Movement Vector and Strain Rate Determination
for the Taku Glacier System

Martin LANG / Walter M. WELSCH
 

In: WELSCH, Walter M. / LANG, Martin / MILLER, Maynard M. (Hrsg.) [1997]:
Geodetic Activities Juneau Icefield, Alaska, 1981-1996.
Schriftenreihe des Studiengangs Vermessungswesen der Universität der Bundeswehr München, Heft 50, Neubiberg, S. 91-116.
 



Introduction
(S. 91)

Surface velocities and strain rates are two of the key parameters to describe the behavior of a glacier. By means of standard surveying techniques these parameters can easily be determined. Using usual glaciological models significant secondary information can be derived. Since the foundation of the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) the survey work was mainly focused on the determination of surface velocities on various profiles of the Taku Glacier system. Beginning in the late seventies strain rate analysis [WELSCH, 1997] was adopted to standard surveying techniques in glaciology. Consequently the derivation of strain rates became another main topic of the JIRP surveying program in the following years.
 



References:

WELSCH, W. M. [1997]: Description of Homogenous Horizontal Strains and some Remarks to their Analysis. In: WELSCH, W. M. / LANG, M. / MILLER, M. M. (Hrsg.): Geodetic Activities, Juneau Icefield, Alaska, 1981-1996. Schriftenreihe des Studiengangs Vermessungswesen, Heft 50. Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, S. 73-90.

 


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