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Snow and Firn Permeability, Density, Gas Diffusivity, and Microstructure: Characteristics of Snow Megadunes and their Potential Effects on Ice Core Interpretation
Entry ID: albert_OPP0125276

Abstract: The Antarctic megadune research was conducted during two field seasons, one in
November 2002 and the other in December 2003 through January 2004. The megadune
field site is located on the East Antarctic Plateau, southeast of Vostok
station. The objectives of this multi-facetted research are to determine the
physical characteristics of the firn across the dunes including ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -80.78   S: -80.78   E: 124.5   W: 124.5
  N: -80.78   S: -80.78   E: 124.49   W: 124.49
  N: -80.78   S: -80.78   E: 124.53   W: 124.53
  N: -80.79   S: -80.79   E: 124.44   W: 124.44

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-01-08
Stop Date: 2004-01-08
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Phone: 603-646-0277
Email: mary.r.albert at
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Albert, M.R., C. Shuman, Z. Courville, R. Bauer, M. Fahnestock, T. Scambos,
2005. Extreme Firn Metamorphism: Impact of Decades of Vapor Transport on
Near-Surface Firn at a Low-Accumulation Glazed Site on the East Antarctic
Plateau. Annals of Glaciology, v. 39, p.73-78.

Courville, Z.R, M. Albert, M. Fahnestock, L.M. Cathles, in review 2006. Impact
of Accumulation Hiatus on the Physical Properties of Firn at a Low Accumulation
Site. Journal of Geophysical Research
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24