POLAR GLACIOLOGY STUDY COURSE.
SNOW ICE AND PERMAFROST RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT WILMETTE ILL
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During August 1956 a SIPRE polar glaciology study course was held on the Greenland Ice Cap. Seventeen scientists from Europe and the Americas, who were to participate in the glaciological program during the International Geophysical Year, observed and practiced techniques concerned with snow-pit studies. Ram hardness, density, temperature, and stratigraphic measurements were taken in a dry snow zone, a soaked zone, and an intermediate zone between dry and soaked. Snow crystal replicas and isotope sampling were demonstrated, and proglacial features were seen and discussed. Crevasse rescue techniques were practiced, and high-polar logistics, travel, and working conditions observed. Author
- Humanities and History
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost