Accession Number : AD0276610

Title :   THE GREENLAND ICE SHEET. PART I: ENVIRONMENT, SECTION B: REGIONAL

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

Personal Author(s) : BADER,HENRI

Report Date : SEP 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The mean elevation of the bed of the ice sheet is 620 m (2060 ft), and almost 1/3 of its area lies below sea level. The mean thickness of the ice sheet (equal to the difference between the mean elevations of surface and bed) is 1515 m (4970 ft). The ice volume is 2,600,000 cu km = 620,000 cu mi. The water equivalent is 2,350,000 cu km (560,000 cu mi). If distributed over the world's oceans, it would raise the sea level by 6.5 m (21 ft). The maximum thickness of the ice sheet is about 3000 m (10,000 ft). (Author)

Descriptors :   *GLACIERS, *ICE, CREEP, MELTING, SNOW, TEMPERATURE, THICKNESS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE