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Title: Glaciological investigations in the Thule Ramp area
Authors: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
Schytt, S. Valter.
Keywords: Glaciers
Glacier ice
Glacier ablation
Ice formation
Glacier mass balance
Meteorological data
Thule, Greenland
Publisher: U.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: SIPRE report ; 28.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: During the 1954 field season, from 19 June to 29 August, accumulation and ablation measurements were made on the Ramp and farther inland to Mile 20 (from Thule Take-off). Meteorological measurements were obtained for correlation with the glaciological work. Accumulation on the Ramp averaged 55 cm of snow and varied considerably, showing high values on concave slopes and low values on convex slopes. Farther inland, the order of magnitude of winter snow depths was 100 cm from Mile 4 to Mile 7; 150 cm from Mile 8 to Mile 14; and 100 cm from Mile 15 to Mile 20. Except for a narrow belt of winter accumulation just inside the edge of the glacier, the Ramp below 700 m belonged to the area with net ablation. Studies were made on formation of superimposed ice; debris features in the moraine area; and ice movement and structure in the vicinity of Thule Take-off. Some observations on trafficability of the route are included. NOTE: This file is very large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
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