Accession Number : AD0711896

Title :   POLAR GLACIOLOGY STUDY COURSE.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : SNOW ICE AND PERMAFROST RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT WILMETTE ILL

Personal Author(s) : Ragle,R. H.

Report Date : JUL 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : During August 1956 a SIPRE polar glaciology study course was held on the Greenland Ice Cap. Seventeen scientists from Europe and the Americas, who were to participate in the glaciological program during the International Geophysical Year, observed and practiced techniques concerned with snow-pit studies. Ram hardness, density, temperature, and stratigraphic measurements were taken in a dry snow zone, a soaked zone, and an intermediate zone between dry and soaked. Snow crystal replicas and isotope sampling were demonstrated, and proglacial features were seen and discussed. Crevasse rescue techniques were practiced, and high-polar logistics, travel, and working conditions observed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, TRAINING), (*GLACIERS, TRAINING), INSTRUMENTATION, FOOD, INVENTORY, FUELS, SCIENTISTS, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), GREENLAND

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE