The seasonal melt regime of the Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, Dry Valleys, Antarctica was investigated and monitored over three field seasons (04-05, 05-06 and 06-07). An appreciation of the amount of water coming from the glacier was measured by gauging an outlet stream during the 05-06 season. The discharge was calculated using the velocity-area method. A Flomate 2000 was used to measure velocity at several points across the channel. These measurements were made in conjunction with water sampling.
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.