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North Victoria Land Traverse 1959-1960


Notes

Map: Stuart and Heine, 1961, Plate 1.

Station Information: Stuart and Heine, 1961, p. I43-I62, Plate 1. Latitude and Longitude reported in decimal degrees. Elevation and depth reported in meters.

Temperatures and Depth: Stuart and Heine, 1961, p. 15, Plate 1. Temperature reported in Celsius, depth is in meters. "The thermohm was left in the drill hole at least three hours and usually over-night (Stuart and Heine, 15). Accuracy of temperature is ~0.02C(Crary, 1963, p. 24)."

Density: "Difficulty in trimming core sections accurately and variations inherent in the type of balance used limit the accuracy of the density figures to 0.01 gm/cm3." (Stuart and Heine, 1961, p. 14) 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. Source: Bentley, C.R. et al. 1964, (Plates 6 and 7, bar graph). Density reported in g/cm3.

Accumulation: Stuart and Heine, 1961, p. 16-18, p. 24. Accumulation reported in cm of water equivelant.

Temperature for Station 531, no depth given. Source: Bentley, C.R. et al. 1964. (Plate 5).

Temperature for Station 502, not depth given. Value taken from Kojima, 1964, p. 217.

* 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. Source: Crary, A.P. 1963. Density values for 502, 507, and 510, are taken from Kojima, 1964, p. 217.

*** Density at depth. Source: Crary, A.P. 1963.


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.

Kojima, K., 1964. Densification of Snow in Antarctica. Antarctic Snow and Ice Studies, Antarc Res. Ser., vol. 2, 157-218, AGU.

Stuart, A.W., and Arnold J. Heine, 1961. Glaciology, Victoria Land Traverse, 1959-60. Report 968-1, IGC Antarctic Glaciological Data Field Work 1959-1960, Ohio State University Research Foundation.