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Mt. Erebus Saddle Data
Mt. Erebus Saddle is a local snow accumulation zone situated between
Mt. Erebus and Mt. Terra Nova on Ross Island, at the edge of the Ross
Ice Shelf at an altitude of 1600m. The snow accumulation rate at
Mt Erebus Saddle is high (40 cm of snow per year).
A 2 m deep snow pit was sampled in 2004/05, and a 168-m-deep ice core
was drilled in the central zone of minimum ice flow in December 2006.
Mt. Erebus Saddle Ice Core, Antarctica:
77°30.90'S, 167°40.59'E, 1600m elev.
Rhodes et al. (2012) 500 Year Ice Core Glaciochemical Data, Text or Excel format.
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