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Using seismometers to study ice stream movements

Denis Lombardi from the Royal Observatory of Belgium explains why he's been planting seismometers along the ice stream that feeds the King Baudoin Ice Shelf for the SMEAIS project.

Ice flows very gradually from the interior of the kilometres-thick Antarctic Ice Sheet towards the coast of Antarctica via ice streams. By measuring "ice quakes" in the ice streams, scientists can gain further insight into their mechanics and dynamics.

Video: © International Polar Foundation

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