Accession Number:

AD0716662

Title:

Precipitation Trends in Greenland During the Past 30 Years.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

SNOW ICE AND PERMAFROST RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT WILMETTE ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1956-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The record of annual precipitation as obtained from stratigraphic studies on snow profiles in the interior of Northern Greenland shows a decreasing precipitation trend since 1920 with the largest decrease occurring since 1932. A residual mass curve analysis of the data indicates that, in spite of large fluctuations in the accumulated precipitation, the decreasing trend may be considered valid over a period of several years. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE