Meterological information was measured at a temporary station on the surface of the Wright Lower Glacier. This station was erected in Nov 2004 and recorded air temperature, ablation at hourly intervals and ice temperature, with supplementary equipment installed in Oct 2005 to record relative humidity, net radiation, incoming and outgoing solar radiation and thermocouples for ice temperature. The additional equipment was removed in Jan 2006. Additional manual ice temperature measurements were made at four locations once per day during the 2005/06 season.
This study will fulfill the requirements for the study of a PhD. All of the data will be presented in the thesis upon completion and subsequent publications. Any existing samples that have not been used are stored in a MAF-registered transitional facilities in the Geography department at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Please contact the PhD candidate: Ms Shelley MacDonell.