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Measurements of albation rates at a cold based glacier, Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, Antarctica
Entry ID: K064_2004_2007_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The average annual ablation rate of the Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, was determined over three field seasons (04-05, 05-06 and 06-07) as part of an investigation into the seasonal melt regime of the glacier. 100 ablation stakes were installed on the surface of the glacier in the first season, with 48 installed in a "T" section where most stakes were spaced approximately 200m apart except stakes closest to the terminus which were spaced 100m apart. The remaining stakes were installed at four cross-sections along a supraglacial stream channel. The average annual ablation rate was determined by measuring the stakes initial position and then re-measuring them each season.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.3   S: -77.5   E: 163.3   W: 162.5

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-11-19
Stop Date: 2004-12-14
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Quality 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.
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COMPLETE
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 3 479 8786
Fax: +64 3 479 9037
Email: sjf at geography.otago.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Geography
University of Otago
PO BOX 59
City: Dunedin
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
MacDonell, S. 2009. Meltwater generation and drainage system development on an Antarctic cold-based glacier. PhD Thesis University of Otago. pp 239
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-09-29

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