Paul D. Bons

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The increasing catalogue of high-quality ice-penetrating radar data provides a unique insight in the internal layering architecture of the Greenland ice sheet. The stratigraphy, an indicator of past deformation, highlights irregularities in ice flow and reveals large perturbations without obvious links to bedrock shape. In this work, to establish a new(More)
Microstructures of rocks play an important role in determining the rheological properties and usually help to reveal the processes that lead to their formation. Several processes can be active during the formation of a rock and they may be active simultaneously or in series. Some processes change the microstructure significantly and may obliterate any(More)
In this work, we present a novel analytical model for tracer dispersion in laminar flow through porous media. Based on a straightforward physical argument, it describes the generic behavior of dispersion over a wide range of Péclet numbers (exceeding eight orders of magnitude). In particular, the model accurately captures the intermediate scaling behavior(More)
Fractures, such as joints, faults and veins, strongly influence the transport of fluids through rocks by either enhancing or inhibiting flow. Techniques used for the automatic detection of lineaments from satellite images and aerial photographs, LIDAR technologies and borehole televiewers significantly enhanced data acquisition. The analysis of such data is(More)
The flow of glaciers and polar ice sheets is controlled by the highly anisotropic rheology of ice crystals that have hexagonal symmetry (ice lh). To improve our knowledge of ice sheet dynamics, it is necessary to understand how dynamic recrystallization (DRX) controls ice microstructures and rheology at different boundary conditions that range from pure(More)
A variety of geometric morphometric methods have recently been used to describe dental shape variation in human evolutionary studies. However, the applicability of these methods is limited when teeth are worn or are difficult to orient accurately. Here we show that elliptical best fits on outlines of dental tissues below the crown provide basic size- and(More)
The combination of subgrain- and grain-scale microstructural data collected during in-situ heating experiments and numerical simulations of equivalent microstructural development offers an innovative and powerful tool in the advancement of the understanding of microstructural processes. We present a system that fully integrates subgrain- to grain-scale(More)