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McMurdo-Pole Traverse 1960-1961


Notes

Map: Giovinetto, 1963, p. 28.

Station Information: Giovinetto, 1963, p. 3. Latitude and Longitude reported in decimal degrees. Elevation and depth reported in meters.

Temperatures and Depth: Giovinetto, 1963, p. 3. 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: Giovinetto, 1963, p. 10. Accumulation reported in cm of water equivelant.

South Pole Station: Values taken from Giovinetto, 1960. Temperatures p. 94, densities p. 84.

* Flag: Represents how temperature was derived. Values reported as (D) represent measurements corrected for thermal decay, but not for annual thermal cycle.

** Average Density for 0-2 m. Crary, 1963, p.32.

*** Density at 10 m. Crary, 1963, p.32.


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.

Crary, A.P., 1963. Results of United States Traverses in East Antarctica, 1958-1961. IGY Glaciological Report, No. 7, AGU.

Giovinetto, M.B., 1963. Glaciological Studies on the Mcmurdo-South Pole Traverse, 1960-1961. Institue of Polar Studies Report, No. 7, The Ohio State Univ. Res. Found.

Giovinetto, M.B., 1960. South Pole Station. Report 825-2-Part IV, USNC-IGY Antarctic Glaciological Data Field Work 1958-1959, The Ohio State Univ. Res. Found.