Global glacier mass balance variations during the past 300 years

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Authors:Orheim, O.
Volume Title:Polar oceans. Proceedings of the Polar Oceans Conference, Montreal, May 1974. Edited by M.J. Dunbar
Volume Authors:Dunbar, M. J. , editor
Source:Polar oceans. Proceedings of the Polar Oceans Conference, Montreal, May 1974. Edited by M.J. Dunbar. Publisher: Montreal, Arctic Institute of North America. Canada. P.667-681
Publication Date:1977
Note:9 refs. Includes discussion. Ant. Acc. No: 20046. CRREL Acc. No: 32003434
Abstract:Records of recent annual mass balance variations of glaciers and ice sheets are available from both the northern and southern hemispheres. The data are of varying quality, with the best and longest records available covering 300 years. The most precise of these records show that short-term (approx 10 years) variations in mass balance between the two hemispheres are anticorrelated. This anticorrelation applies particularly to glaciers situated adjacent to the far southwestern and far northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean. Longer-term variations in mass balance appear to be in phase in the two hemispheres. (Auth.)
Index Terms:Glacier ice--Mass balance; Ice sheet--Mass balance; Climate; Glacier mass balance; Ice sheets; Climatic changes
Publication Type:monograph
Record ID:66127
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