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How many stakes are required to measure the mass balance of a glacier?

Special issue : Methods of mass balance measurements and modeling

Auteurs :
FOUNTAIN, A.G.
VECCHIA, A.

Description :
Glacier mass balance is estimated for South Cascade Glacier and Maclure Glacier using a one-dimensional regression of mass-balance with altitude as an alternative to the traditional approach of contouring mass balance values. Two different regression equations were examined. The results point to dominant effect of the gradient of mass balance with altitude of alpine glaciers compared to transverse variations. The number of mass balance measurements required appears to be scale invariant for small glaciers and 5 to 10 stakes are sufficient.


Type de document :
Congrès

Source :
Workshop on methods of mass balance measurements and modelling, Tarfala, Suede, 1998-08-10, Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography, issn : 0435-3676, 1999, vol. 81, n°. 4, p. 563-573, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 17 ref.

Date :
1999

Editeur :
Pays édition : Suede, Stockholm, Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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