Firn Stratigraphy Studies on the Byrd-Whitmore Mountains Traverse, 1962–19631
- Malcolm Mellor
Published Online: 14 MAR 2013
Copyright © 1971 by the American Geophysical Union.
Antarctic Snow and Ice Studies
How to Cite
Koerner, R. M. (1971) Firn Stratigraphy Studies on the Byrd-Whitmore Mountains Traverse, 1962–19631 , in Antarctic Snow and Ice Studies (ed M. Mellor), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR002p0219
- Published Online: 14 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1971
Print ISBN: 9780875901169
Online ISBN: 9781118669808
- Byrd-whitmore mountains traverse;
- Firn stratigraphy;
- Rammsonde measurements;
Examination of the firn stratigraphy between Byrd station (80°01'S, 119°31′W) and Mount Chapman (82°34′S, 105°55′W) shows a cyclic pattern of grain size and crusts indicating an average annual accumulation of 13.5 g cm−2. The limits of accuracy of this value for accumulation cannot be cited because the characteristics of snow deposition in this area are not known. A network of 166 stakes has been set up between Byrd station and Mount Chapman for direct measurement of snow accumulation.