Measurements of sea-ice flexural stiffness by pressure characteristics of flexural-gravity waves
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OriginalversjonAnnals of Glaciology. 2013, 54 (64), 51-60. 10.3189/2013AoG64A075
A method to estimate the flexural stiffness and effective elastic modulus of floating ice is described and analysed. The method is based on the analysis of water pressure records at two or three locations below the bottom of floating ice when flexural-gravity waves propagate through the ice. The relative errors in the calculations of the ice flexural stiffness and the water depth are analysed. The method is tested using data from field measurements in Tempelfjorden, Svalbard, where flexural-gravity waves were excited by an icefall at the front of the outflow glacier Tunabreen in February 2011.