Changes in Earth’s cryosphere can have direct impacts on ecosystems, wildlife, and human communities that may extend to other reaches of the planet, such as through sea-level rise or altering the global carbon budget. Advances in passive seismic technology and processing methods have opened new opportunities to better understand how ice and permafrost soils are responding to changing conditions. Here, we present examples from two cryosphere applications of a simple seismic technique using horizontal-vertical spectral ratios (H/V) to explore the influences, considerations, and outcomes when applied to 1) glacial ice-thickness estimates and 2) permafrost and active-layer monitoring.
|Title||Capturing the changing cryosphere with seismic horizontal-vertical spectral ratios|
|Authors||Nathan T. Stevens, Stephanie R. James|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center|