TV-video observations of englacial voids in Storglaciären, Sweden

Veijo Allan Pohjola
1994 Journal of Glaciology  
TV-video observations of four boreholes in Storglaciären, Sweden, revealed that 1.3% of the observed ice column was composed of englacial voids. The form of the voids is presented by photographs from the video. It is suggested that they are openings into englacial channels and cavities which were intersected during drilling. The observations further showed that about 11% of the ice column consisted of air-bubble-poor blue-ice inclusions. The observations show a relation between the blue-ice
more » ... usions and the voids, which indicates that the origin and development of these features are coupled to each other. It is suggested that crevasses in the accumulation area are an important factor in this process.
doi:10.3189/s0022143000007322 fatcat:wsaptfkokjezha3c2i7jzfqicq