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Basal Melting Along the Floating Part of Byrd Glacier
Antarctic Science
  • James P. Kenneally
  • Terence J. Hughes, University of Maine - Main
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A mass balance calculation was made for the floating part of Byrd Glacier, using 1978-79 ice elevation and velocity data, over the 45 km of Byrd Glacier from its grounding line to where it leaves its fjord and merges with the Ross Ice Shelf. Smoothed basal melting rates were relatively uniform over this distance and averaged 12 +/- 2 m yr(-1).
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Kenneally, JR, and Hughes, TJ, 2004, Basal Melting Along the Floating Part of Byrd Glacier: Antarctic Science, v. 16, p. 355-358. Available on publisher's site at:
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James P. Kenneally and Terence J. Hughes. "Basal Melting Along the Floating Part of Byrd Glacier" Antarctic Science Vol. 16 Iss. 3 (2004) p. 355 - 358
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