Study of ice cliff in Nunatarssuaq, Greenland
Goldthwait, Richard Parker, 1911-
Technical ReportSummary: During the summers of 1955 and 1956, a detailed study was made of an ice cliff 500 m long and up to 40 m high on the east margin of North Ice Cap near its junction with the main Greenland Ice Cap. Glaciological and meteorological measurements were extended from the cliff northward for 2 km up the rolling surface of the glacier, which forms an ice drainage basin. Geomorphological and botanical studies were extended southward over 6. 5 km of land in northern Nunatarssuaq. From these studies, details of the present activity of the ice cliff are known, and the past history of the ice cliff and adjacent glaciers is outlined. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
U.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Glaciers; Glacier ice; Glacial geology; Glacial landforms; Glaciology; Ice cliffs; Ice mechanics; Ice physics; Snow mechanics; Snow physics; Glacial till; Vegetation; Botany; Nunatarssuaq, Greenland
SIPRE report ; 39.
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