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Title: Glaciological studies in the vicinity of Camp Century, Greenland
Authors: Mock, S. J.
Keywords: Ice
Glacier ice
Pit studies
Flow measurement
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Research report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 157.
Description: Research Report
Summary: The results are presented of a program, begun during the 1961 summer, to determine ice-movement rates and particle paths from Camp Century to the point of discharge from the ice sheet. The investigation area and previous work are discussed. Pit studies (made at 13 to 18-km intervals along the main trail), the survey program, and seismic ice-thickness determinations are described. Mean annual accumulation ranges from 16.2 to 60.3 g/cm^2, decreasing linearly with distance from the moisture-source area. The Thule Peninsula creates a pronounced precipitation shadow. Mean annual temperatures, as measured at 10-m snow depth, decreased 1.2°C/100-m rise in elevation, and are primarily a function of elevation and secondarily a function of latitude. Camp Century is at an elevation 1885 m and is underlain by 1380 m of ice.
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