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Rotschky, Gerit; Holmlund, Per; Isaksson, Elisabeth; Mulvaney, Robert; Oerter, Hans; van den Broeke, Michiel R; Winther, Jan-Gunnar (2007): Accumulation rates for western Dronning Maud Land from firn cores and snow pits. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Rotschky, G et al. (2007): A new surface accumulation map for western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, from interpolation of point measurements. Journal of Glaciology, 53(182), 385-398,

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As a result of intensive field activities carried out by several nations over the past 15 years, a set of accumulation measurements for western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, was collected, based on firn-core drilling and snow-pit sampling. This new information was supplemented by earlier data taken from the literature, resulting in 111 accumulation values. Using Geographical Information Systems software, a first region-wide mean annual snow-accumulation field was derived. In order to define suitable interpolation criteria, the accumulation records were analyzed with respect to their spatial autocorrelation and statistical properties. The resulting accumulation pattern resembles well known characteristics such as a relatively wet coastal area with a sharp transition to the dry interior, but also reveals complex topographic effects. Furthermore, this work identifies new high-return shallow drilling sites by uncovering areas of insufficient sampling density.
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Median Latitude: -74.435698 * Median Longitude: -0.939106 * South-bound Latitude: -79.133300 * West-bound Longitude: -25.366700 * North-bound Latitude: -70.250000 * East-bound Longitude: 36.716700
Data compiled from different sources. See sample comment for references. See doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.472297 and doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.472298 for maps.
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
3Sample code/labelSample labelOerter, Hans
4PeriodPeriodOerter, Hans
5Accumulation rate ice, water equivalentAcc rate icekg/m2/aOerter, Hans
6Sample typeSamp typeOerter, Hans
7Sample commentSample commentOerter, HansInstitute, year drilled, reference
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