Filchner Ice Shelf (Ellsworth) Traverse 1957-1958


Map: Aughenbaugh et al., 1958, p. 3.

Station Information: Aughenbaugh et al., 1958, p. 44-48. Latitude and Longitude reported in decimal degrees. Elevation and depth reported in meters.

Temperature and Depth: Aughenbaugh et al., 1958, p. 52-154. Temperature reported in Celsius, depth is in meters. Accuracy of temperature is no worse than 0.05C. "Temperatures below three meters were obtained with a thermohm element and are quite accurate" (Aughenbaugh et al., p. 43)

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: Taken from Bentley et al., 1964, (Plate 4). Accumulation reported in cm of water equivelant.

Station 6 temperature taken on underside of crevasse bridge, Aughenbaugh et al., 1958.

Ellsworth Station: Temperature p. 40, density p. 26, Aughenbaugh et al., 1958.

* 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. Bentley et al., 1964, (Plates 6 and 7).

*** Density at 10 m. Bentley et al., 1964, (Plates 6 and 7). Densities in parenthesis are aprroximations.

Data Sources

Aughenbaugh, N., H. Neuburg, and P. Walker, 1959. Ellsworth Station glaciological and geological data. Report 825-1 Part I, USNC-IGY Antarctic Glaciological Data Field Work 1957 and 1958, The Ohio State Univ. Res. Found.

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.