Ellsworth-Byrd Station Traverse 1958-1959


Map: Goodwin, 1959, insert.

Station Information: Goodwin, 1959, p. 26-67. Latitude and Longitude reported in decimal degrees. Elevation and depth reported in meters. Elevation taken from Kojima, 1964.

Temperature and Depth: Goodwin, 1959, p. 26-67. 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.

* 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. Kojima, 1964.

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.

Goodwin, R., 1959. Ellsworth Traverse, 1958-1959. Report 825-2 Part III, USNC-IGY Antarctic Glaciological Data Field Work 1958-1959, The Ohio State Univ. Res. Found.

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