Accession Number : AD0284896

Title :   METEOROLOGICAL AND GLACIOLOGICAL STUDIES ICE RISE STATION, WARD HUNT ISLAND, MAY TO SEPTEMBER 1960

Corporate Author : ARCTIC INST OF NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : SAGAR,R.B.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Surface climate on the Ward Hunt Ice Rise from May to early September 1960 is given. The relative importance of the ablation season heatbalance components is assessed from accumulation and ablation data, subsurface temperature changes and microclimatological observations. The principal energy source is the net flux of radiation. The net energy gain due to turbulent transfer is considered to be small or even negative over the whole ablation season. Various observations are compared with those of the 1959 season. Relatively small changes in the amount of accumulation and in the radiative energy flux, or in both, can have a marked effect on the mass balance of the Ward Hunt Ice Rise and Ice Shelf. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GLACIERS, *METEOROLOGY, ABLATION, CLIMATE, HUMIDITY, POLAR REGIONS, PRESSURE, SUN, TEMPERATURE, WIND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE