Firn Stratigraphy Studies on the Byrd-Whitmore Mountains Traverse, 1962–19631

  1. Malcolm Mellor
  1. R. M. Koerner

Published Online: 14 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR002p0219

Antarctic Snow and Ice Studies

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

Author Information

  1. Institute of Polar Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1971

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875901169

Online ISBN: 9781118669808

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Keywords:

  • Byrd-whitmore mountains traverse;
  • Climate;
  • Firn stratigraphy;
  • Rammsonde measurements;
  • Stratigraphy

Summary

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.