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High tech mapping of Greenland’s ice sheet reveals new secrets

5 May 2016

Researchers from the University of Tübingen and the University of Western Australia are among a team of scientists using high-tech, ice-penetrating radar data to successfully map the architecture of the Greenland ice sheet.  The findings, published in Nature Communications, have proposed a new model of fold formation in the massive ice sheet, the second-largest in the world, a discovery which will make it easier for scientists to understand future ice flows in glaciers.

The international consortium of geoscientists working in 3D geological modelling and geophysical inversion is led by Professor Paul Bons, from Tübingen’s Department of Geosciences, and includes Professor Mark Jessell, from UWA’s School of Earth and Environment and Centre for Exploration Targeting.

Read the full stories on the UWA website and Tübingen website.