‘Mapping’ Crystal Orientations in Ice Dynamics – From Macro to Micro
Track: Research & Sciences
Authors: Paco VanSistine
The evolution of ice crystal size, distribution, and orientation in an ice sheet are one of the basic data sets collected from ice cores used for paleoclimate reconstruction. The availability of instruments for the simultaneous determination of spatial relations and crystal orientations is limited, and researchers in this field must frequently find creative ways to recombine the two types of data. Here we describe a novel way to accomplish this using GIS topology and visualization techniques.