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Snow pit studies and radio-echo soundings on Mt. McKinley 2004

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Title: Snow pit studies and radio-echo soundings on Mt. McKinley 2004
Authors: KANAMORI, Syosaku Browse this author
OKURA, Yoshitomi Browse this author
SHIRAIWA, Takayuki Browse this author
YOSHIKAWA, Kenji Browse this author
Keywords: glacier
Mt. McKinley
Ice radar
氷河
マッキンリー山
アイスレーダー
氷厚探査
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2005
Publisher: 社団法人 日本雪氷学会
Journal Title: Bulletin of Glaciological Research
Volume: 22
Start Page: 89
End Page: 97
Abstract: In June 2004, we made snow pit studies and radio-echo soundings to seek ice core drilling sites on Mt McKinley (63。N, 151。W, 6194m a. s. l), Alaska. Pit studies at Denali Pass (5560m a. s. l.) and Medical Camp (4350 m a. s. l.) show high-density layers near surface. These layers seem to relate with strong wind. From the comparison of the observed temperatures at the pits and temperatures at other ice coring sites in Alaska and Yukon, we suppose that no significant melting occurs at observed sites. Radio-echo soundings show that the ice thicknesses at High Camp (5220 m a. s. 1.) and Denali Pass are 46-48 m and 60-67 m, respectively. Although we have a little information about accumulation rates, the thicknesses are too thin to drill the ice cores which can provide the climate record for more than hundreds years. We suggest that the eastward of Denali Pass and the Summit Plateau of the North Peak (5690 m a. s. 1.) may have thicker ice.
Rights: 本稿はBulletin of Glaciological Research(日本雪氷学会)に掲載され、同誌の許可を得て転載するものである。「Bulletin of Glaciological Research 2005年3月1日 Vol. 22」に該当する。
Type: article (author version)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/20274
Appears in Collections:低温科学研究所 (Institute of Low Temperature Science) > 雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

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