Accession Number:

AD0276610

Title:

THE GREENLAND ICE SHEET. PART I: ENVIRONMENT, SECTION B: REGIONAL

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COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

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Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The mean elevation of the bed of the ice sheet is 620 m 2060 ft, and almost 13 of its area lies below sea level. The mean thickness of the ice sheet equal to the difference between the mean elevations of surface and bed is 1515 m 4970 ft. The ice volume is 2,600,000 cu km 620,000 cu mi. The water equivalent is 2,350,000 cu km 560,000 cu mi. If distributed over the worlds oceans, it would raise the sea level by 6.5 m 21 ft. The maximum thickness of the ice sheet is about 3000 m 10,000 ft. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE