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Ice Temperature Measurements of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

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South Pole-Queen Maud Land Traverse III 1967-1968


Map: Picciotto et al., 1971, p. 259.

Station Information: Picciotto et al., 1971, p. 261. Latitude and Longitude reported in decimal degrees. Elevation reported in meters.

Temperature: Picciotto et al., 1971, p. 261. Temperature reported in Celsius, depth is in meters.

Density: Reported in g/cm3. Density measurements are "probebly underestimated by approximately 10 to 15%" (De Breuck, 1968, p. 6).

Accumulation: Rundle, 1971, p. 242. Accumulation reported in g/cm2.

* Flag: Represents how temperature was derived. Values reported as (A) represent a mean annual temperature measurement. Accuracy of temperature values is questionable because temperature measurements were not taken at the bottom of the hole.

** Average Density for 0-2 m. De Breuck, 1968, 18 charts.

Data Sources

De Breuck, W., 1969. Queen Maud Land Traverse III 1967-1968. Glaciology, Snow sampling program of the Center of Polar Studies, Field Report, Ohio State University.

Picciotto, E., G. Crozaz, and W. De Breuck, 1971. Accumulation on the South Pole-Queen Maud Land Traverse, 1964-1968. Antarctic Snow and Ice Studies II, Antarc. Res. Ser., vol. 16, 257-315, AGU.

Rundle, A.S., 1971. Snow Accumulation and Firn Stratigraphy on the East Antarctic Plateau. Antarctic Snow and Ice Studies II, Antarc. Res. Ser., vol. 16, 239-255, AGU.

Rundle, A.S., 1968. Snow Stratigraphy and Accumulation (South Pole-Queen Maud Land Traverse III). Antarct. J. U.S., 3(4), 95-96.