Bilan de masse et fluctuations récentes du Glacier Ampère (Iles Kerguelen, T.A.A.F.)  [Mass balance and recent fluctuations of Ampère Glacier (Kerguelen Islands, T.A.A.F.)]

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Alternate Title:Mass balance and recent fluctuations of Ampère Glacier (Kerguelen Islands, T.A.A.F.)
Authors:Vallon, M.
Volume Title:Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie
Source:Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie. 13(1/2). Austria. P.57-85. ISSN: 0044-2836
Publication Date:1977
Note:In French with English and German summary. 38 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 20733. CRREL Acc. No: 33000878
Abstract:From 1970 to 1974 the equilibrium line of Ampère Glacier, Kerguelen Is., was near 700 m a.s.l., the ablation gradient being 0.02 m w.e./m. During these four years the tongue had been thinning from 2 to 5 m each year. From 1962 to 1974 the snout receded about 25 to 50 m each year, and it is possible that the recession had been going on since 1910. In the accumulation area, between 450 and 1050 m a.s.l., the mean balance is 1.9 m of ice/year.
Index Terms:Glacier ice--Mass balance; Glacier ice--Mechanical properties; Glacier ice--Ablation; Glacier mass balance; Glacier oscillation; Glacier ablation; --Kerguelen Islands
Coordinates:S500000 S480000 E0710000 E0680000
Publication Type:journal article
Record ID:68342
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