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Twenty-one Years of Mass Balance Observations Along the K-transect, West Greenland : Volume 4, Issue 1 (29/08/2012)

By Van De Wal, R. S. W.

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Title: Twenty-one Years of Mass Balance Observations Along the K-transect, West Greenland : Volume 4, Issue 1 (29/08/2012)  
Author: Van De Wal, R. S. W.
Volume: Vol. 4, Issue 1
Language: English
Subject: Science, Earth, System
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
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P. P. Smeet, C. J., Boot, W., Snellen, H., Oerlemans, J., W. Van De Wa, R. S., & Van Den Broeke, M. R. (2012). Twenty-one Years of Mass Balance Observations Along the K-transect, West Greenland : Volume 4, Issue 1 (29/08/2012). Retrieved from

Description: Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. A 21-yr record is presented of surface mass balance measurements along the K-transect. The series covers the period 1990–2011. Data are available at eight sites along a transect over an altitude range of 380–1850 m at approximately 67° N in West Greenland. The surface mass balance gradient is on average 3.8 × 10−3 m w.e. m−1, and the mean equilibrium line altitude is 1553 m a.s.l. Only the lower three sites within 10 km of the margin up to an elevation of 700 m experience a significant increasing trend in the ablation over the entire period. Data are available at: doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.779181.

Twenty-one years of mass balance observations along the K-transect, West Greenland

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