Accession Number : AD0716662

Title :   Precipitation Trends in Greenland During the Past 30 Years.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : SNOW ICE AND PERMAFROST RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT WILMETTE ILL

Personal Author(s) : Diamond,Marvin

Report Date : DEC 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The record of annual precipitation as obtained from stratigraphic studies on snow profiles in the interior of Northern Greenland shows a decreasing precipitation trend since 1920 with the largest decrease occurring since 1932. A residual mass curve analysis of the data indicates that, in spite of large fluctuations in the accumulated precipitation, the decreasing trend may be considered valid over a period of several years. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, *GREENLAND), ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, SNOW, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, STATISTICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE