We feel that Mr. Diamond’s article in your March 1960 number 1 calls for some comment, in that (a) “Station Centrale” was in operation from 1949 to 1951, and not from 1949–50 as stated in Tables I and II and in the text on p. 560; (b) The co–ordinates of “Station Centrale” are given incorrectly in Table I, the correct position being lat. 70° 54′ N., long. 40° 37′ W.; (c) The location of “Eismitte”–“Station Centrale” in Figure 1 is incorrect, it should be at the intersection of the routes of Wegener’s expedition and of Project Jello; (d) Table I omits from the list of routes of major expeditions that followed by Expéditions Polaires Françaises (1948–1953)—this surely should have been included even though that of Project Jello (1955) coincides from “Station Centrale” to Camp VI with that of E.P.F.
These few comments do not alter the value of Mr. Diamond’s work, particularly as regards accumulation values.
Finally, we have a few remarks not directly concerned with the location of Expéditions Polaires Françaises stations and routes which we would like to mention: the surface area of the ice sheet is not 1,650,000 km.2 but 1,726,000 km.2; the co-ordinates of “Eismitte” are lat. 71° 11′ N., long. 39° 56′ W.; and the reference list omits Benson’s paper 2 on the work of Project Jello.
13 May 1960
Meetings of the British Glaciological Society
October to December 1960
19 October 1960, at the Geology Department, Birmingham University
Dr. Maxwell Gage (New Zealand) gave a lecture on
New Zealand glaciations and the duration of the Pleistocene
11 November 1960, at the Geology Department, Birmingham University
12 November 1960, at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge
(Joint Meeting with the Scott Polar Research Institute)
15 November 1960, at the Geography School, Oxford University
Dr. B. Fristrup (Denmark) gave lectures on
The preliminary results of the International Glaciological Expedition to Greenland
1 December 1960, at the Imperial College, London University
Mr. Peter Smith gave a lecture on
The glaciology of the University of London Jan Mayen Expedition 1959
The German Society for Polar Exploration
(Deutsche Gesellschaft für Polarforschung e. V. 1 Eckernförder Strasse, Kiel (24b)
The Committee of the above Society has sent an invitation to the British Glaciological Society to attend their General Meeting at Münster (Westphalia) on 11–14 May 1961.
If any member is able to attend he should get in touch with the B.G.S. Secretary in Cambridge.
The list of duplicate papers in the Library of the Society is still available for distribution to members and can be obtained from the Editor.
Bound Volumes of the Journal of Glaciology
Complete Bound Volumes 1 and 2 are now available on application to the Secretary at Cambridge. See note on inside back cover.