Accession Number : AD0615282

Title :   GLACIOLOGICAL STUDIES IN THE VICINITY OF CAMP CENTURY, GREENLAND,

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

Personal Author(s) : Mock,Steven J.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A series of pit studies was made across the Thule Peninsula in the vicinity of Camp Century. Mean annual accumulation was found to range from 16.2 g/sq. cm to 60.3 g/sq. cm, decreasing linearly with distance from moisture source area. The Thule Peninsula was found to create a pronounced precipitation shadow. The mean annual temperature as determined by 10-m snow temperatures decreased 1.2C/100-m rise in elevation. Seismic and elevation determinations indicate that Camp Century is at an elevation of 1885 m and is underlain by approximately 1380 m of ice. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GLACIERS, GREENLAND), (*SNOW, GREENLAND), ICE ISLANDS, THICKNESS, DETERMINATION, SEISMOLOGY, TERRAIN, MAPPING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE