Mentor

Mike Taylor

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

5-16-2017

Abstract

Bores in the South Pole have been monitored for over ten years, and, until the year 2012, they were found to be relatively rare. Bores start with relatively large intensity and develop additional waves behind them depending on their movement and stability. The data from the South Pole was gathered from the US Admundsen-Scott South Pole station. A photo was taken every 30 seconds from the months of April to August with a wide-angled lens. The data was then processed and analyzed in multiple programs to determine wavelength, duration of event, relative velocity over time, and direction of propagation. Studies over the recent years of 2012-2016 have shown a total of 130 total bore events. The last 47 events are the subject for this paper, with additional data from previous reports.

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