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Accumulation in the Region of Wilkes, Wilkes Land, Antarctica

  • H. P. Black (a1) and W. Budd (a1)

Abstract

Carrying on from the work initiated over the I.G.Y. period by the United States glaciological parties at Wilkes (cf. Hollin and Cameron, 1961), members of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions have continued accumulation stake measurements to 80 km. inland on the plateau (lat. 66° 31′ S.) and extended them south 480 km. (to lat. 71° S.). These stake measurements, supplemented by pit data and surface observations, supply a comprehensive account of the accumulation in this region; how it builds up during the year, how it varies from year to year and how it is affected by topography.

Résumé

Continuant le travail commencé au cours de la période dc l’A.G.I. par les équipes glaciologiques des États-Unis à Wilkes (cf. Hollin and Cameron, 1961), les Membres des “Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions” ont continué les mesures d’accumulation à l’aide de balises jusqu’à 80 km à l’intérieur sur le plateau (66° 31′ lat. S) et les ont étendues plus au Sud jusqu’à 480 km (71° lat. S). Ces mesures à partir de balises, complètées par les observations de surface et des puits, fournissent des données completes sur l’accumulation de cette région: sa répartition au cours de l’année, sa variation d’année en année et les effets des caractères topographiques.

Zusammenfassung

Anknüpfend an die Untersuchungen US-amerikanischer Glaziologen während des IGJ in Wilkes Land (vergl. Hollin and Cameron, 1961) haben Teilnehmer der Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions Messungen an Akkumulationspegeln bis 80 km landeinwärts auf dem Polplateau (Br. 66°31′ S) fortgeführt und 480 km nach Süden (bis Br. 71° S) ausgedehnt. Dicsc Messungen, ergänzt durch Beobachtungen in Schächten und auf der Oberfläche, vermitteln ein umfassendes Bild vom Schneeauftrag des Gebietes: sein Anwachsen im Jahresablauf, seine Schwankungen von Jahr zu Jahr und seine Abhängigkeit von der Gestalt des Geländes.

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