THE MASS BALANCE OF THE WARD HUNT ICE RISE AND ICE SHELF: AN 18 YEAR RECORD

Authors
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Pacific, Victoria BC (CAN)
Abstract
The result of 18 years' record (1958-1976) of accumulation and ablation from the Ward Hunt ice rise and of 10 years record (1965-1976) from the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf are presented. The net mass balances on the ice rise for the years 1962-1965 and on both the ice rise and the ice shelf for 1972-1975 are positive. The net mass balances for all other years are negative. There is only fair correlation between the net ablation and the mean summer temperatures at Alert since the ablation rate is sensitive to several other factors, notably the surface albedo.
Report Number
TM-79-4 —
Date of publication
15 Nov 1979
Number of Pages
20
DSTKIM No
80-00875
CANDIS No
88574
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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