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Ice Temperature Measurements of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

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Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE) 10 and 11 1969-1970


Map: Shimizu, 1972, Figure A.

Station Information: Shimizu, 1972, p. 17-37. Dates given are accurate to within + or - 1 month. Duration of JARE 10 traverse is November 1, 1969 - January 29, 1970. Duration of JARE 11 traverse is November 3, 1970 - January 22, 1971.

Temperature and Depth: Shimizu, 1972, p. 17-37. Temperature reported in Celsius, depth is in meters. Temperature was measured with a thermistor-thermometer placed in a hole bored with a SIPRE hand auger. "The thermistor-thermometer was calibrated both before and after the traverses with a standard alcoholic thermometer at Syowa Station." (Shimizu, 1972, p. 15)

* Flag: Represents how temperature was derived. Values reported as (S) represent a single point measurement. This measurement has not been corrected for short term thermal decay or annual thermal cycle.

Data Sources

Shimizu, H., R. Naruse, K. Omoto, and A. Yoshimura, 1972. Position of Stations, Surface Elevation and Thickness of the Ice Sheet, and Snow Temperature at 10 m Depth in the Mizuho Plateau-West Enderby Land Area, East Antarctica, 1969-1971. Jpn. Antarct. Res. Exped. Data Report, 17 (Glaciol.), 12-37.