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Mass Balance of Two High Arctic Plateau Ice Caps
Journal of Glaciology (1987)
  • Raymond S Bradley, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Mark C. Serreze
Mass-balance measurements have been renewed on two small ice caps on north-eastern Ellesmere Island. Original stake networks were established in 1972 and 1976. Since then, both ice caps have experienced significant mass losses averaging -70 to -140 kg m- 2 a-I. They have also decreased in area. The equilibrium line in this area has averaged around 1150 m for the last decade or so. 'The ice caps are remnants of former climatic conditions and are out of equilibrium with contemporary climate.
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Raymond S Bradley and Mark C. Serreze. "Mass Balance of Two High Arctic Plateau Ice Caps" Journal of Glaciology Vol. 33 Iss. 113 (1987)
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