Steen-Larsen, Hans Christian (2020): Snow surface accumulation measured using Bamboo stake measurents, EastGRIP camp Greenland, May 2016. PANGAEA, https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.921855 (DOI registration in progress)
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Description of record:
Surface accumulation obtained from the 200 bamboo stake measurements carried out from 2016 at EastGRIP camp Greenland. The record gives the relative surface height change compared to May 10 2016 in cm.
200 bamboo stakes (wooden sticks with less than 1 cm in diameter) were setup up on a line perpendicular to the prevailing wind, which was approximately West-Southwest. The bamboo stakes were separated with 1 meter, except between stake 100 and 101, where were separated by about 5 meters. During the summer season May to August the height of the individual stakes would be measured every few days depending on weather. The measurements were carried out using a ruler and the estimated precision is less than 0.5 cm. The stakes would at the end of the season be lifted to be easily located when the team would come back in spring after the winter. Measurements of the stakes would be carried out in spring before lifting the stakes to obtain estimate of amount of accumulation during the period August to May. The relative surface height change was obtained by averaging the height change of the 200 stakes.
Latitude: 75.626399 * Longitude: -35.987695
Date/Time Start: 2016-05-10T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2019-07-29T00:00:00
Minimum Elevation: 2654.0 m * Maximum Elevation: 2654.0 m
Location in 2016:
Bamboo stake 1 75.62720899 -35.98948502
Bamboo stake 100 75.62644204 -35.98777201
Bamboo stake 101 75.62636401 -35.98769196
Bamboo stake 200 75.62558901 -35.98590503
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