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Historical records of glacier fluctuations in Mt Cook National Park, New Zealand: a century of change

Auteur :
GELLATLY, A. F.

Description :
Patterns of glacial fluctuation are related to the general trends in climate. Between 1862 and 1888 there was locally important glacier recession. This was followed by a cooler period marked by glacier advance. A glacier stillstand is recorded during the first four decades of the present century and since 1940, a period of general temperature warming, the glaciers have all receded. Ice fronts have retreated up to 5 km from positions reached in 1862 and ice levels have dropped over 100 m.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
The geographical journal London, 1985, vol. 151, n°. 1, p. 86-99, Références bibliographiques : 40 réf.

Date :
1985

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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