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Antarctic Snow and Ice Studies by Malcolm Mellor

By Malcolm Mellor

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Published via the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Antarctic study Series.

Glaciology, now greatly outlined because the learn of ice in all types, is usually considered as a a few what esoteric topic, even though it takes little inspiration to dispel the suggestion. The sheer volume of ice in the world, including its previous and current results on geophysical methods and human job, instructions cognizance, whereas while ice itself proves to be a great fabric for learning procedures and homes that contain virtually the whole box of classical physics. With the belated marriage ceremony of educational ice physics and glacier examine, glaciology is contributing considerably to geophysics and fabrics technology, as is evidenced via persevered help for examine either within the laboratory and within the box.

Some ninety in line with cent of the world's ice is inside the Antarctic ice sheet, a glacier of continental proportions approximately which little used to be identified sooner than the overseas Geophysical yr. given that 1957 the us, through retaining during the nationwide technological know-how origin a energetic Antarctic glaciological software, has made a magnificent contribution of data that's mirrored partly through the papers and references during this quantity. through coming into heartily into the spirit of overseas cooperation that has so brightened contemporary Antarctic endeavors, the U.S. has made yet another contribution: to human realizing and to the diffusion of data. This too is mirrored right here, for greater than half the authors got here into this system from international nations. a lot has been discovered, yet extra continues to be studied, when you consider that, as examine may still, the investigations have raised new questions as quickly as outdated ones have been spoke back. earlier than efforts are renewed in strength, although, there will be a few evaluation of the huge difficulties and of the equipment on hand for his or her resolution; during this recognize the next number of papers could be invaluable.

Glaciology, now widely outlined because the examine of ice in all varieties, is frequently considered as a a bit of esoteric topic, even though it takes little concept to dispel the proposal. The sheer volume of ice in the world, including its earlier and current results on geophysical procedures and human task, instructions awareness, whereas whilst ice itself proves to be an incredible fabric for learning methods and homes that contain virtually the full box of classical physics. With the belated marriage ceremony of educational ice physics and glacier research, glaciology is contributing considerably to geophysics and fabrics technological know-how, as is evidenced by means of endured aid for study either within the laboratory and within the box.

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If a particle has an irregular shape, a strength because of thin ice bonds and coarse pointed corner of a sharp edge,it can be considered grains. a small sphere becauseof its small radius of curvature. In general, a snow particle of large size and Summer snow particles. The most frequent type broad shape is slower •o change its form and size of crystal in summer precipitation in the Marie than a small, sharp one under the same conditions. Byrd Land-Ellsworth Land region was dendritic, with diameters up to 5 mm.

The chaotic surface of the glacier prevented the extensionof the survey to the west side from points in the middle of the glacier. The movement. of the glacier was measured by •wo successive United States IGY glaciologicaI parties during the period from March 3, 1957, to November 30, 1958. Method o/measurement. A line of stakes was set in •he ice from Haupt nunatak out into the ice stream for a total distance of nearly 5 kin. The Copyright American Geophysical Union • ß o Ok]o• o O1 •-• Ok] q:D • I ,'• I ß t•.

Rubin, M. , Atmospheric advection and the Antarctic mass and heat budget, Antarctic Research, Geophysical Monograph 7, pp. 149-159, American Geophysical Union, Washington, I). , 1962. , Glaciological investigations in the Thule ramp area, SIPRE Rept. , 1955. , 1958. , Glaciology 2, D, Snow and ice temperatures, Dronning Maud Land, Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 19J9-195•,Scientific Results, 4, 157-178, 1960. Sharp, R. , and S. Epstein, Comments on annual ra•es of accumulation in West Antarctica, Symposium at Obergurgl, Intern.

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