ICE SHELF AND FIORD ICE PROBLEMS IN DISRAELI FIORD, NORTHERN ELLESMERE ISLAND, N.W.T.

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Authors
  1. Hattersley-Smith, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The distribution of ice shelf and fiord ice in Disraeli Fiord is briefly described. The ice shelf forms a barrier between the surface water of the fiord and the Arctic Ocean with the result that the fiord ice is of fresh-water origin. This situation has existed for not more than 3000 years, according to the radiocarbon age of driftwood previously collected from the shores of the fiord. In the summer of 1972 an extensive collection of driftwood was made from the fiord for taxonomic and radiocarbon analyses, which it is hoped will lead to deductions on changes in concentration of Arctic Ocean ice with time and on the genesis of ice shelf.
Report Number
TN-72-34 —
Date of publication
15 Jan 1973
Number of Pages
14
DSTKIM No
73-03910
CANDIS No
19161
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Electronic Document(PDF)

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