publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and investigations of the ice–ocean interface in Antarctic and Arctic waters

Julian Dowdeswell; Evans, J.; Mugford, R.; Griffiths, G.; Mcphail, S.; Millard, N.; Stevenson, P.; Brandon, M. A.; Banks, C.; Heywood, K. J.; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Limitations of access have long restricted exploration and investigation of the cavities beneath ice shelves to a small number of drillholes. Studies of sea-ice underwater morphology are limited largely to scientific utilization of submarines. Remotely operated vehicles, tethered to a mother ship by umbilical cable, have been deployed to investigate tidewater-glacier and ice-shelf margins, but their range is often restricted. The development of free-flying autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) with ranges of tens to hundreds of kilometres enables extensive missions to take place beneath sea ice and floating ice shelves. A...
free text keywords: Earth-Surface Processes, Bathymetry, Ice shelf, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Geomorphology, Geology, Remote sensing, Remotely operated underwater vehicle, Acoustic Doppler current profiler, Umbilical cable, Oceanography, Underwater, Arctic, Sea ice
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