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Document title

How many stakes are required to measure the mass balance of a glacier?

published at : Special issue : Methods of mass balance measurements and modeling

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FOUNTAIN A.G. ; VECCHIA A. ;

Abstract

Glacier mass balance is estimated for South Cascade Glacier and Maclure Glacier using a one-dimensional regression of mass-balance with altitude as an alternative to the traditional approach of contouring mass balance values. Two different regression equations were examined. The results point to dominant effect of the gradient of mass balance with altitude of alpine glaciers compared to transverse variations. The number of mass balance measurements required appears to be scale invariant for small glaciers and 5 to 10 stakes are sufficient

Source

Congrès

Workshop on methods of mass balance measurements and modelling, Tarfala , SUEDE (10/08/1998)

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 81, no 4 [pp. 563-573]

Bibliographic references : 17 ref.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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