Accession Number : AD0276603

Title :   STUDY OF ICE CLIFF IN NUNATARSSUAQ, GREENLAND

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : GOLDTHWAIT,R.P.

Report Date : OCT 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The present activity and history of an ice cliff on the E. margin of North Ice Cap (near its junction with the main Greenland Ice Cap) and of adjacent glaciers are deduced on the basis of detailed glaciological, meteorological, geomorphological, and botanical studies in the summers of 1955 and 1956. Detailed descriptions are given of the climatic, ablation, and runoff regimes of the glacier; the motion of the icecliff surface, glacier surface, and base; the structure of the ice, including physical properties, foliation and fracture, crystal distortion and englacial strain.

Descriptors :   *ICE, CLIMATE, GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING, GLACIERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE