Meteorological observations of the British East Greenland expedition, 1935-36, at Kangerdlugssua, 68° 10′ n., 31° 44′ w.
Article first published online: 10 SEP 2007
Copyright © 1938 Royal Meteorological Society
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Volume 64, Issue 275, pages 253–276, April 1938
How to Cite
Manley, G. (1938), Meteorological observations of the British East Greenland expedition, 1935-36, at Kangerdlugssua, 68° 10′ n., 31° 44′ w. Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 64: 253–276. doi: 10.1002/qj.49706427505
- Issue published online: 10 SEP 2007
- Article first published online: 10 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 16 FEB 1938
- Manuscript Received: 26 MAY 1937
Systematic and detailed meteorological observations were maintained by the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36, under the leadership of L. R. Wager. The expedition's coastal base was at Kangerdlugssuak (68° 10′ N.) in a region, previously little known, which is of distinct meteorological interest. The records have been discussed in some detail and compared with those of Danish stations, and those of a previous Norwegian expedition; the courtesy and help of the Danish and Norwegian authorities is gratefully acknowledged. The British observations, reduced and tabulated, are available at the Royal Metcorological Society; summaries only are appended here, by reason of lack of space. Conclusions are reached with regard to the meteorological characteristics of the region, notably the occurrence of fjord gales and precipitation. It is hoped that the general discussion of this excellent set of observations will be of value to others working on the problems 01 Greenland meteorology. Maps and photographs will be found, accompanying the general account of the espedition, in the Geographical Journal, Vol. 90, November, 1937.