Exercise #1: Scientific Literature: GEOSC 10: Spring 2018, Geology of the National Parks, merged
Waterpressure coupling of sliding and bed deformation, and sedimentation
beneath ice shelves.
Till beneath ice streams, and firn densification.
The Web of Science lists 7 papers that Dr. Alley helped write and that
have 1987 publication dates. Four concern mud (till) beneath Antarctic
ice streams, and particularly beneath one called Ice Stream B. One is on
the transformation of old snow (called firn) to ice, and the others are on
processes in ice that cause crystals (or grains) to grow and that control
the rate of ice deformation (rheology). Dr. Alley published on many other
things in other years, but these were the 1987 contributions. Eventually,
these help us understand how ice sheets work, and whether the ice will
fall in the ocean and flood the coasts.
20 / 20 pts
Scientists collaborate a lot. The Web of Science tells you who all the coauthors
are. Search on Dr. A (Type “Anandakrishnan S” into the author box of the search
page). Notice that many of the entries list a few authors followed by “et al.”
(which stands for “et alia” and means “and others” in Latin). If you click on the
blue title, you’ll see a list of all of the authors. So, who was Dr. A coauthoring
with in 1997?
T.K. Dupont and J.P. Winberry, among others.
K.M. Cuffey, and J.M. Bolzan, among others.