Introduction: Scope of the Book

  • Marek Górski
Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)


The occurrence of seismic events in glaciers has been an issue in the scientific literature since the 1950s. First targeted seismological studies were undertaken by the Polish Expedition to Spitsbergen in 1962. Most of research described in this book has been done by the author in the years 1970–2006 at three glaciers of various geographic regions: Hans Glacier in South Spitsbergen, Pasterze Glacier in the Alps and Huron Glacier in the Antarctic. Two categories of seismic events were distinguished by the author: the icequakes and icevibration-type events. This chapter is a brief outline of the scope of the book.


Seismic Event Seismic Refraction Antarctic Region Ocean Bottom Seismometer Focal Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of GeophysicsPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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