Mass Balance of Two High Arctic Plateau Ice Caps

  title={Mass Balance of Two High Arctic Plateau Ice Caps},
  • Published 2010
Mass-balance measurements have been renewed on two small ice caps on north-eastern Ellesmere Island. Original stake networks were established in 1972 and 1976. Since then, both ice caps have experienced significant mass losses averaging -70 to -140 kg m2 a-l. They have also decreased in area. The equilibrium line in this area has averaged around 1150 m for the last decade or so. ' The ice caps are remnants of former climatic conditions and are out of equilibrium with contemporary climate. 


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