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Ice Temperature Measurements of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

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Marie Byrd Traverse 1959-1960


Map: Pirrit and Doumani, 1961, p. 7.

Station Information: Pirrit and Doumani, 1961, p. 11. Latitude and Longitude reported in decimal degrees. Elevation and depth reported in meters.

Temperature and Depth: Pirrit and Doumani, 1961, p. 11. Temperature reported in Celsius, depth is in meters. Accuracy of temperature is no worse than 0.05C.

Density: 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.

Accumulation: Pirrit and Doumani, 1961, p. 10. Accumulation reported in cm of water equivelant.

* 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. Pirrit and Doumani, 1961, p.(III-1)-(III-29).

*** Density at Depth. Pirrit and Doumani, 1961, p.(III-1)-(III-29).

Data Sources

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.

Pirrit, J., and G.A. Doumani, 1961. Glaciology, Byrd Station and Marie Byrd Land Traverse, 1959-1960. Report 968-2, IGC Antarctic Glaciological Data Field Work 1959, The Ohio State Univ. Res. Found.