Accumulation and Temperature on The Inland Ice of North Greenland, 1959

Chester C. Langway
1961 Journal of Glaciology  
AbstractTwelve deep pits (5 to 5.5 m.) revealed between 6 and 13 years of snow accumulation. The results show an average net accumulation of 18.5 g./cm.2per year. Accumulation decreases inland at a mean rate of 1.5 g./cm.2per 100 m. rise in elevation. Temperature measurements at 100 m. in all pits give a mean temperature-altitude gradient of 0.77° C. per 100 m. Evidence of melt was observed in all pits, the most pronounced melt occurring in 1954. The mean density reflects the local climate.
more » ... local climate. Other empirical correlations of these data show linear trends that vary systematically with surface slope and local climate.
doi:10.1017/s0022143000017433 fatcat:v5gyuowzk5ejfaod52s54t4ci4