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Units : Glaciology | ULB182

Description :

This project aims at studying ice flow, dynamics and rheology inside a 1 km3 ice cube, buried in the central part of the Antarctic
ice sheet, in the vicinity of a subglacial lake. Ice Cube is  initially an observatory for neutrinos in the vicinity of South
Pole, the building of which has been completed in 2011. However, besides its mission of observation on cosmologic neutrinos
detection, the site also has an interest for glaciologists: indeed the ice sheet deforms very slowly in these areas and only in its lower
layers, the access of which has only been limited until now to scarce deep drilling projects (usually located at ice divides)

List of persons in charge :

  • PATTYN Frank

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