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Ice Temperature Measurements of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

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Little America-Byrd Station Traverse 1957-1958


Map: Anderson, 1958, p. 4.

Station Information: Anderson, 1958, p. 5, 12-59. Latitude and Longitude reported in decimal degrees. Elevation and depth reported in meters.

Temperature and Depth: Anderson, 1958, p. 12-59, 62(graph). Temperature reported in Celsius, depth is in meters. "Temperatures taken in core holes at depth, by using thermohm and Wheatstone bridge, are considered reliable to 0.01C." (Anderson, p. 2)

Density: Density values accurate to only 0.005 g/cm3 (Anderson, p. 2). Range of Density Values for region: At 0-2 m range is 0.32-0.54. At 10 m range is 0.46-0.64, see Bentley et al., 1964, (Plates 6 and 7, bar graph). Density reported in g/cm3.

* 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.

** Average Density for 0-2 m. Bentley et al., 1964, Plate 6.

*** Average Density at depth. Anderson, 1958, 95-252.

Data Sources

Anderson, V.H., 1958. Report 825-1 Part II, USNC-IGY Antarctic Glaciological Data Field Work 1957-1958, The Ohio State Univ. Res. Found.

Bentley, C.R., R.L. Cameron, C. Bull, K. Kojima, and A.J. Gow, 1964. Physical Characteristics of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Antarc. Map Folio Ser., folio 2, Am. Geogr. Soc.